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Matthew Gallaway

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Matthew Gallaway is the author of #gods and The Metropolis Case, which was praised by the New York Times for being “driven by exuberance and morbidity, fatalism and erotic energy.” He lives in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City with his partner and many cats. Previously he worked as a record-store clerk while earning a law degree from NYU and was a member of the indie rock band Saturnine.

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The Metropolis Case

3.50 avg rating — 696 ratings — published 2010 — 7 editions
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#gods

3.57 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 2017 — 2 editions
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Our Most Beautiful Light: My Mother's Billerica

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A few weeks ago, to celebrate my mother's 90th birthday -- which is also on September 11 and more fun to think about! -- my older sister and I took her to her hometown of North Billerica, Massachusetts. In some ways, it was like revisiting a lost world, one where my mother had grown up getting milk from a neighbor's cow and where she and her sisters had walked everywhere because their

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How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell
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I read this book at the start of the lockdown, and it really helped to reorient me when I felt like time was beginning to lose all meaning and the computer screen was my only connection to the outside world.
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Normal People by Sally Rooney
Normal People
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I enjoyed reading this book, but it sort of makes sense that it was turned into a Hulu series.
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My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
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Given the premise, this book could have been insufferable, and while it has its moments, there's ultimately something redeeming about it that makes it stick with you. ...more
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Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
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I loved the whole book, but I really wanted the first half to never end.
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Skels by Maggie Dubris
Skels: A Novel
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As someone who's too young to have experience much of 'old New York' (circa 1979) but old enough to romanticize it, I found this book to be a perfect window into a period of time when the city was more chaotic, beautiful, and (under the despair) forg ...more
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Dear Knausgaard by Kim Adrian
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I should start off my saying that I'm not a fan of Knausgaard. I read the first volume of My Struggle and HATED it. I couldn't imagine why anyone would want to spend five *more* volumes with a misogynistic, homophobic, pretentious poser (like he actu ...more
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“As much as we like to think we grieve for others, she said, it bears keeping in mind that we are also grieving for ourselves and, above all, what has inevitably passed us by.”
Matthew Gallaway, The Metropolis Case

“I'm sorry," Leo murmured and then seemed to look through Martin for a few seconds before he returned his gaze to him. "Although if it's any comfort - and please don't take this the wrong way, because I speak from my own perspective, which I understand often places me far outside of the norm - I sometimes like to think that death, at least in the case of those we truly love, allows us to appreciate what they have done for us in ways that are not possible when we're all here, constantly changing and fixated on how to get from one day to the next. Death offers us the chance to reflect on who they were, which of course is a way to understand ourselves. As painful as it can be to see them go - and I don't mean to diminish the sense of loss or grief we all feel - there is also no greater gift.”
Matthew Gallaway, The Metropolis Case

“No matter how hard life gets, we only get one chance, which is why we owe it to ourselves to make the best of it, for as long as we have.”
Matthew Gallaway, The Metropolis Case

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“Like God, art seemed to hover over us, perhaps benevolent, and often sublime, but constantly, maddeningly out of reach.”
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