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If You Must Know by Noley Reid
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Nov 28, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: weird-stuff, small-pressy-or-obscurish

The author takes a strange premise—a cicada burrows into (and lives inside) the arm of a young girl while she’s having sex with her boyfriend under an Oak tree—and beautifully twists it into a tale that goes beyond the typical loss of innocence. ‘If You Must Know’ drips with the humid sweat of a sexy and mysterious southern gothic, but also examines our young heroine’s loneliness and despair in a way that opens up the world in a new, fantastic way. It twitches under your skin like a true living thing.

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Alan sounds good and weird

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