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Crudo : A Novel, Hardback Book

Crudo : A Novel Hardback

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"She had no idea what to do with love, she experienced it as invasion, as the prelude to loss and pain, she really didn't have a clue." Kathy is a writer.

Kathy is getting married. It's the summer of 2017 and the whole world is falling apart.

Fast-paced and frantic, Crudo unfolds in real time from the full-throttle perspective of a commitment-phobic artist who may or may not be Kathy Acker. From a Tuscan hotel for the superrich to a Brexit-paralyzed United Kingdom, Kathy spends the first summer of her forties adjusting to the idea of a lifelong commitment.

But it's not only Kathy who's changing. Fascism is on the rise, truth is dead, the planet is heating up, and Trump is tweeting the world ever-closer to nuclear war.

How do you make art, let alone a life, when one rogue tweet could end it all?

In Crudo, her first work of fiction, Olivia Laing radically rewires the novel with a fierce, compassionate account of learning to love when the end of the world seems near.

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