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Instant Love: Fiction

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“We are all walking around this city with our hearts sadly swimming in our chests, like dying fish on the surface of a still pond. Its enough to make you give up entirely.” —from Instant Love

But we dont give up. We keep trying. Were either too stupid to learn from our mistakes or we honestly believe that the next time will be different; its hard to say which. Driven by the mad hopefulness that is part of the human condition, we are constantly falling in and out of love with a slightly different version of the person who came before. Jami Attenberg chronicles those exact moments with heartbreaking realism in her powerful debut, Instant Love.

Told through the eyes of three young women and their friends and lovers, Instant Love explores what it means to be in love, what it means to be lonely, and what it means to be both at the same time. Holly turns to computer dating to find love even as she thinks wistfully of a former boyfriend who loved her well and fed her ice cream. Maggie recounts the story of her one crazy summer to her disbelieving husband and feels the distance between them grow wider than the void across their king-sized bed. And Sarah Lee remembers the one who got away and the one she ran away from, all the while moving toward the one she can actually love.

As Holly, Maggie, and Sarah Lee move through the rituals of modern love, they have to decide who is worth taking a chance on in a world where things dont fall into place easily, people are often difficult, and disappointment is the rule. Through their stories, Attenberg presents a rare, honest look at love.

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About the Author

Jami Attenbergs work has appeared in Salon, Nylon, Print, Pindeldyboz, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Time Out New York. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at jamiattenberg.com.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307337832
Author:
Attenberg, Jami
Publisher:
Three Rivers Press (CA)
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Loneliness
Subject:
Love stories, American
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 LINE DRAWINGS
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.96x5.28x.64 in. .47 lbs.

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