No Lease on Life (Paperback) - Tillman, Lynne

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Publisher Pgw
Mfg Part# 9781935869016
SKU 218183604
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1935869019
Release Date 5/31/2016
Praise
"Tillman is a talented writer who demonstrates her wit, superb observational skill, realism of representation, and verbal eloquence."
"This novel is...graced by flashes of bilious wit, a series of funny, inconsequential jokes and an appealingly loopy milieu."
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Annotation A novel set on a seedy block of New York's Lower East Side over a period of 24 hours. It describes how Elizabeth Hall, a yuppie from the suburbs who has immersed herself in the bohemia of the downtown slums, tries to fit herself into a world that she knows little about. Harassed by the assorted lunatics and criminals of the precinct, Elizabeth attempts to find some semblance of rest in a world largely comprised of chaos. A "New York Times" Notable Book for 1998.
Editors Note The New York of Lynne Tillman?s hilarious, audacious fourth novel is a boiling point of urban decay.|The East Village streets are overrun with crooked cops, drug addicts, pimps and prostitutes. Garbage piles up along the sidewalks amid the blaring soundtrack of car stereos. Confrontations are supercharged by the summer heat wave. This merciless noise has left Elizabeth Hall an insomniac. Junkies roam her building and overturn trashcans, but the mean-spirited landlord refuses to help clean or repair the decrepit conditions. Live-in boyfriend Roy is good-natured but too avoidant to soothe the sores of city life.||Though Elizabeth fights on for normalcy and sanity in this apathetic metropolis, violent fantasies threaten to push her over the edge. In vivid detail, she begins to imagine murders: those of the ?morons? she despises, and, most obsessively, her own.||Frightening, hilarious, and wholly addictive, No Lease on Life is an avant-garde sucker-punch, a plea for humanity propelled by dark wit and unflinching honesty. Tillman?s spare prose, frank, poignant and always illuminating, captures all the raving absurdity of a very bad day in America?s toughest, hottest melting pot.
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