You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine

You Too Can Have A Body Like Mine

A Novel

Book - 2015 | First edition.
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An intelligent and madly entertaining debut novel reminiscent of The Crying of Lot 49, White Noise, and City of Glass that is at once a missing-person mystery, an exorcism of modern culture, and a wholly singular vision of contemporary womanhood from a terrifying and often funny voice of a new generation.

A woman known only by the letter A lives in an unnamed American city with her roommate, B, and boyfriend, C, who wants her to join him on a reality show called That's My Partner! A eats (or doesn't) the right things, watches endless amounts of television, often just for the commercials--particularly the recurring cartoon escapades of Kandy Kat, the mascot for an entirely chemical dessert--and models herself on a standard of beauty that only exists in such advertising. She fixates on the fifteen minutes of fame a news-celebrity named Michael has earned after buying up his local Wally Supermarket's entire, and increasingly ample, supply of veal.

Meanwhile B is attempting to make herself a twin of A, who hungers for something to give meaning to her life, something aside from C's pornography addiction, and becomes indoctrinated by a new religion spread throughout a web of corporate franchises, which moves her closer to the decoys that populate her television world, but no closer to her true nature.

Publisher: New York : Harper, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780062388674
Branch Call Number: FIC Kleem
Characteristics: 283 pages ; 24 cm


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Cynthia_N May 26, 2016

Probably one of the weirdest books I have ever read! Without giving too much away there is an odd issue with veal, there are Kandy Kakes as the sole nourishment for members of the Church of the Conjoined Eaters, Wally's (where all the employees wear the same foam mask), and That's My Partner (a very odd game show)!

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