From "5 Under 35" honoree and Rona Jaffe Award-winner comes an urgent, intensely visceral debut novel about a young waitress whose downward spiral is narrated in electric prose
Merritt Tierce - Love Me Back
Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00pm
Green Apple Books is proud to present author Merritt Tierce as she celebrates the release of her first novel, Love Me Back. We’ll be celebrating the release at 7pm in the Granny Smith Room of Green Apple Books on Clement.
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From "5 Under 35" honoree and Rona Jaffe Award-winner comes an urgent, intensely visceral debut novel about a young waitress whose downward spiral is narrated in electric prose.
Pulsing with fierce, almost feral energy, "Love Me Back" is an unapologetic portrait of a woman cutting a precarious path through early adulthood.
Marie, a young single mother, lands a job at an upscale Dallas steakhouse. She is preternaturally attuned to the appetites of her patrons, but quickly learns to hide her private struggle behind an easy smile and a crisp white apron. In a world of long hours and late nights, where everything runs on a currency of favors, cash and cachet, Marie gives in to brutally self-destructive impulses. She loses herself in a tangle of bodies and the kind of coke that 'napalms your emotional synapses.' But obliteration--not pleasure--is her goal.
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.
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Doubleday Books - September 16th, 2014