Smashing (Paperback)

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Twenty-one-year-old It-Girl Abby and her plucky best friend, Clea, embark on a spur-of-the-moment revenge trip to London - Abby, in pursuit of the young novelist who has cannibalized her in his literary debut and Clea desperately seeking Madonna. ..". Brooke Berman's delicious literary comedy ... Twisted obsession is just one of the themes that Berman navigates with skill and humor in this sharp satire. In addition, her eloquent, self-aware characters mull over issues of hero-worship and Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, as it relates to fact and fiction: Seeing oneself refracted in a novel can lead to an identity crisis for the subject ... Berman's tale, which wriggles between past, present and the sub-Nabokovian world of the book ... this hip skewering of sexual and literary politics is more than just a pose." -David Cote, Time Out New York.

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"Brooke Berman's delicious literary comedy...

Twisted obsession is just one of the themes that Berman navigates with skill and humor in this sharp satire. In addition, her eloquent, self-aware characters mull over issues of hero-worship and Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, as it relates to fact and fiction: Seeing oneself refracted in a novel can lead to an identity crisis for the subject...

Berman's tale, which wriggles between past, present and the sub-Nabokovian world of the book...this hip skewering of sexual and literary politics is more than just a pose."

David Cote, Time Out New York
Product Details
ISBN: 9780881454345
ISBN-10: 0881454346
Publisher: Broadway Play Publishing Inc
Publication Date: June 1st, 2010
Pages: 70
Language: English