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Looker / Laura Sims.

Sims, Laura, 1973- author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library SIM (Text) 33500012834180 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library SIM (Text) 33500012834172 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501199110 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1501199110 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 182 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: In this taut and thrilling debut, an unraveling woman, unhappily childless and recently separated, becomes fixated on her neighbor--the beautiful, famous actress. The unnamed narrator can't help noticing with wry irony that, though she and the actress live just a few doors apart, they are separated by a chasm of professional success and personal fulfillment. When an interaction with the actress at the annual block party takes a disastrous turn, what began as an innocent preoccupation spirals quickly, and lethally, into a frightening and irretrievable madness.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 November #1
    Recently divorced after a long struggle with infertility, the unnamed narrator of poet Sims' first novel clings to Cat, her ex-husband's pet that she never even liked. Sadly, work doesn't distract her from her misery. As a "non-tenure-track lecturer at an overpriced, second-rate city school," she has only one class this semester, a poetry survey for a handful of students (one of whom seems to be hitting on her). She finds her sole joy in watching her famous actress neighbor take walks with her kids, go out for runs, and sip wine with her handsome husband inside the kitchen of her beautiful brownstone. The narrator avidly collects the actress' films and the hand-me-downs she leaves on her stoop, and thinks her desire for a friendship with the gorgeous celebrity might be mutual—people could even mistake them for one another. Readers fond of protagonists who profess to guzzling wine at nine a.m. will breeze right through this one's bad decisions, moments of shocking clarity and cruelty, and—no spoilers!—total undoing. A dark and stylish drama featuring a self-aware yet unstable narrator. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Women > Fiction.
Jealousy > Fiction.
Actresses > Fiction.
FICTION / Psychological.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.
Pyschological fiction.
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