3 Jul 2014 / 23 notes
What is Republishing. Colored pencil, graphite, and watercolor on paper, 67” x 45”, 2014. Courtesy of Platform Gallery.
Emily Gould’s new novel Friendship is almost here, and I have nail art to prove it!
As you may have noticed, I really love this book. Idiots will try to tell you that it is “just” “chick-lit” or whatever, and one of the many reasons they are idiots is that this book is sort of the opposite of dating-driven narratives. This book is entirely about the inner lives and creative ambitions and life decisions of women. The men are there but they are so peripheral in the face of friendship and identity and figuring out your own choices as to turn invisible by the end of the story. And I love it.
A striking entry in the women-processing-their-shit canon. Enjoy!
The first chapter of Friendship is online and you can read it here. If you want to find out what happens next (spoiler: temping), I hope you will consider buying it!
9 Jun 2014 / 9 notes