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The Vacuum in the Dark: SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOLLINGER EVERYMAN WODEHOUSE PRIZE FOR COMIC FICTION, 2019

The Vacuum in the Dark: SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOLLINGER EVERYMAN WODEHOUSE PRIZE FOR COMIC FICTION, 2019
 

From Whiting Award-winning author Jen Beagin comes this breathtaking sequel to the edgy and hilarious Pretend I'm Dead, continuing the story of Mona's battle to put her ghosts to rest and carve out her own corner of happiness

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ISBN 9781786075307
Barcode 9781786075307
Release Date 3 June 2019 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Beagin, Jen
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ISBN-13 9781786075307
ISBN-10 178607530X
Stock Release date is 3 June 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Oneworld Publications
Release Date 3 June 2019
International Publication Date 4 April 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Beagin, Jen
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Addiction & Therapy
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Taos NM - Fiction
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 971445

Description of this Book

From Whiting Award-winning author Jen Beagin comes this breathtaking sequel to the edgy and hilarious Pretend I'm Dead, continuing the story of Mona's battle to put her ghosts to rest and carve out her own corner of happiness Mona is twenty-six and cleans houses for a living in Taos, New Mexico. She moved there mostly because of a bad boyfriend - a junkie named Mr Disgusting, long story - and her efforts to restart her life since haven't exactly gone as planned. For one thing, she's got another bad boyfriend. This one she calls Dark, and he happens to be married to one of Mona's clients. Dark and his wife aren't the only complicated clients on Mona's roster, either. There's also the Hungarian artist couple who - with her addiction to painkillers and his lingering stares - bring back painful memories of Mona's childhood. As she tries to get over the heartache of her affair and the stirring currents of her traumatic past, Mona ends up on an eccentric, moving journey of self-discovery that takes her back to her roots, finally offering a glimpse of a future that could one day be hers. With Vacuum in the Dark, Jen Beagin has created another gem of a novel, constantly surprising, laugh-out-loud funny and utterly relatable. Following on from the highly acclaimed Pretend I'm Dead - `Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine on acid', according to one Goodreads reviewer - this is an unforgettable, astonishing read from one of the freshest voices in fiction today.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction 2019 (UK)
NZ Review 'Beagin pulls no punches - this novel is viciously smart and morbidly funny.' * <i>Publishers Weekly</i> *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Jen Beagin holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of California, Irvine, and has published stories in Juked and Faultline, among other journals and literary magazines. In 2017, she was awarded a prestigious Whiting Award for her debut novel Pretend I'm Dead. She lives in New York.

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