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Veronica by Mary Gaitskill
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Jun 20, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: recommended
Read in June, 2008

After I finished Two Girls, Fat and Thin, I immediately went to the library to check this one out. Like in the previous novel, the story focuses on the friendship between two women. One is a model. The other is a middle-aged woman diagnosed with AIDS in the epidemic of the 80s.

It's hard not to see how Gaitskill is trying to highlight the similarities in the female experience. The ideas of beauty, youth, ugliness and love are not only totally upended, but sometimes exposed as something not even real.

Great book, worth reading. I will note that people who don't go in for "modern fiction" will be wildly frustrated by the lack of linear plot. I warned you!
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