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A ghostly feminist fable, Amina Cain's Indelicacy is the story of a woman navigating between gender and class roles to empower herself and fulfill her dreams.

In "a strangely ageless world somewhere between Emily Dickinson and David Lynch" (Blake Butler), a cleaning woman at a museum of art nurtures aspirations to do more than simply dust the paintings around her. She
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Hardcover, 176 pages
Expected publication: February 11th 2020 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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I’m the first person to review this book and I’d hate to be indelicate about it (buh dum dum), but it isn’t the sort of thing that’s easy to recommend. Even the official description of it…the fable without a moral, the ghost story without a ghost…it’s meant to be clever and alluring, but when you think about it, it just kind of spotlights the insubstantiality of the entire thing. Personally, I didn’t really think of it as either of those descriptors, I’m not sure what it was. In was hoping for ...more
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Amina Cain is the author of two collections of stories: CREATURE (Dorothy, a publishing project, 2013) and I GO TO SOME HOLLOW (Les Figues Press, 2009). Her work has appeared in n+1, BOMB, Two Serious Ladies, The Paris Review Daily, and other places. She lives in Los Angeles.
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