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Punishment: A Love Story

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A lesbian parolee re-integrates into life in DC in a dark comedy about the dangers and delights of humiliation.

Desiree Schulman is home from federal prison—almost.

When Des returns to Washington, DC under "conditional release," she wants three things: to repair her relationships, to practice humility, and to stay out of prison. So she reconnects with her local
Kindle Edition, 333 pages
Published December 9th 2019 by Clickworks Press
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Dec 14, 2019 rated it liked it
was happy to discover PUNISHMENT is v similar to the author's previous work of fiction (AMENDS) in tone, which is often droll, but with an earnest heart. this work however focuses more on the sexual nature of the various personality defects which the author's trademark miserable characters must confront. they are often described by themselves and others in the language of "identity" which is certainly in vogue today so it reads true to life. that said, i was disappointed. it felt like reading ...more
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Dec 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another hilarious offering from Tushnet!
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Eve Tushnet is a writer in Washington, DC. She has written for publications including the Atlantic, Commonweal, The American Conservative, the New York Post, and the online editions of the New York Times and Washington Post. She mostly covers the arts, from forgotten punk films to the US National Figure Skating Championships. She has published fiction in Dappled Things, Doublethink, and Lady ...more