❰Reading❯ ➶ Want Author Lynn Steger Strong – E17streets4all.co.uk Grappling with motherhood economic anxiety rage and the limits of language Want is a fiercely personal novel that vibrates with anger insight and loveElizabeth is tired Years after coming to New York Grappling with motherhood economic anxiety rage and the limits of language Want is a fiercely personal novel that vibrates with anger insight and loveElizabeth is tired Years after coming to New York to try to build a life she has found herself with two kids a husband two jobs a PhD―and now they’re filing for bankruptcy As she tries to balance her dream and the impossibility of striving toward it while her work and home lives feel poised to fall apart she wakes at ungodly hours to run miles by the icy river struggling to uiet her thoughtsWhen she reaches out to Sasha her long lost childhood friend it feels almost harmless―one of those innocuous ruptures that exist online in texts But her timing is uncanny Sasha is facing a crisis too and perhaps after years apart their shared moments of crux can bring them back into each other’s livesIn Want Lynn Steger Strong explores the subtle violences enacted on a certain type of woman when she dares to Want things―and all the various violences in which she implicates herself as she tries to survive.
Lynn Steger Strong was born and raised in South Florida and received an MFA in Fiction from Columbia University where she also taught Freshman Writing She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two small girls.
- 209 pages
- Lynn Steger Strong
- 21 November 2014 Lynn Steger Strong