Love Me Back

Love Me Back

Book - 2014 | First edition.
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"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"
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780385538077
Branch Call Number: FIC TIERCE, M.
Characteristics: 216 pages ; 22 cm


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Jun 05, 2019

Saw her in the panel Women talk dirty, in Portland.

Chapel_Hill_ShannonB Feb 11, 2016

Not a happy story, but a well-written one. While Tierce's narrator lives a level of self-destruction that will be outside of most reader's experience, the non-linear style of the writing tells Marie's story creatively and I found Tierce's style fresh and original.

Jan 05, 2016

I read this entire book in one night. Compulsively readable. This story is told as if you were sitting next to someone on a long flight somewhere; frank yet tender in its delivery. It is dark at times but feels genuine and honest. Nothing is embellished or glossed over.

Cynthia_N Nov 24, 2014

This was a good book but the story was a little sad. Marie is very lost in her life.

Nov 17, 2014

Whew. A pretty damn spot on account of what working in the restaurant world is like, and what being a confused and sad young adult is like. This book makes me very happy that I am not a floundering young adult anymore; those days were rough! Very well written - I tore though 100 pages in an afternoon.


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