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Love Me Back

by Merritt Tierce

Love Me Back Synopsis

Marie is a waitress at an upscale Dallas steakhouse, attuned to the appetites of her patrons and gifted at hiding her private struggle as a young single mother behind an easy smile and a crisp white apron. It's a world of long hours and late nights, and Marie often gives in to self-destructive impulses, losing herself in a tangle of bodies and urgent highs as her desire for obliteration competes with a stubborn will to survive. Pulsing with a fierce and feral energy, Love Me Back is an unapologetic portrait of a woman cutting a precarious path through early adulthood and the herald of a powerful new voice in American fiction.

Love Me Back Press Reviews

Tierce's narrator has an unforgettable voice - disturbingly candid and brutal but also warm and piercingly insightful, and impossible not to be sucked into * Bookseller * An unapologetic portrait of a girl on her path through adolescence. * Elle UK, stunning debuts from the literary world's new power players *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781472150837
Publication date: 11th August 2016
Author: Merritt Tierce
Publisher: Corsair an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 224 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Merritt Tierce

Merritt Tierce, a National Book Foundation '5 Under 35' honoree, was born and raised in Texas, and graduated from college at the age of 19. She received her MFA in fiction writing from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was named a Meta Rosenberg Fellow. In 2011 she was a recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award. Merritt lives near Dallas with her husband and children.

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