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Two Girls, Fat and Thin by Mary Gaitskill
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This was an ugly story about a woman who is a follower of "Anna Granite" (a very thinly disguised Ayn Rand) and the reporter who interviews her for a story about Granite followers. Both women have abuse histories and problems with intimacy. I couldn't find one character to like. The story was ugly, the ending was ugly, the philosophy was ugly. Disgusting all the way around. Just write something about Ayn Rand and her ugliness in the beginning without creating these depressing and hopeless characters and forcing them to make the point for you.
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Mary Gaitskill
“I shared a dorm room with a beautiful neurotic who clung to her beauty as if it were a chance piece of debris keeping her afloat on a violent sea.”
Mary Gaitskill, Two Girls, Fat and Thin: A Novel

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July 18, 2015 – Shelved
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