“Though it does have a fable-like quality, the book is not a fairy tale. The narrator’s struggles to engage with her own life, to assert herself in her workplace, and to find and trust friends, are contemporary and real . . . The strange yet funny particularity of the narrator’s inner monologue also reminded me of the adolescent, mopey, and misunderstood protagonists of Sally Rooney’s Conversations with Friends.” —Eliza Goodpasture, Review 31
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