Liar, dreamer, thief / Maria Dong.
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- ISBN: 9781538723562
- ISBN: 1538723565
- Physical Description: 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Grand Central, 2023.
"Katrina Kim may be broke, the black sheep of her family, and slightly unhinged, but she isn't a stalker. Her obsession with her co-worker, Kurt, is just one of many coping mechanisms--like her constant shape and number rituals, or the way scenes from her favorite children's book bleed into her vision whenever she feels anxious or stressed. But when Katrina finds a cryptic message from Kurt that implies he's aware of her surveillance, her tenuous hold on a normal life crumbles. Driven by compulsion, she enacts the most powerful ritual she has to reclaim control--a midnight visit to the Cayatoga Bridge--and arrives just in time to witness Kurt's suicide. Before he jumps, he slams her with a devastating accusation: his death is all her fault. Horrified, Katrina combs through the clues she's collected about Kurt over the last three years, but each revelation uncovers a menacing truth: for every moment she was watching him, he was watching her. And the past she thought she'd left behind? It's been following her more closely than she ever could have imagined. A gripping page-turner, as well as a sensitive exploration of mental health, Liar, Dreamer, Thief is an intimate portrayal of life in all its complexities--and the dangers inherent in unveiling people's most closely guarded secrets"-- Provided by publisher.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 November #2
In Dong's fascinating and psychologically complicated first novel, readers will be left wondering about the hidden inner lives of those closest to them. Protagonist Katrina Kim embodies an exploration of mental illness that blurs the lines between coping and obsession. Attempting to balance her personal life, including estrangement from her parents, a rundown car, and debilitating compulsions, with her work life as a temp who is under constant threat of being fired and dangerously obsessed with Kurt, a co-worker whom she sees leap to his death, Katrina finds herself tangled up in Kurt's trouble and conducting an inquiry that unravels in confounding, even unbelievable ways. Murder, spying, lying, and stealing all converge to keep readers on their toes in this fast-paced tale as they confront a tumultuous and baffling series of events. From start to finish, this is a captivating story with dire puzzles that beg to be solved one chapter at a time while readers will continuously wonder whether Dong's narrator can be relied on at all, making for yet another intriguing mystery. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.
Maria Dong's short fiction, articles, and poetry have been published in over a dozen venues, including Apex, Apparition Literary Magazine, Augur, Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, Fantasy Magazine, Fusion Fragment, Kaleidotrope, Khoreo, Lightspeed, and Nightmare, among others. Currently a computer programmer, she has had a diverse career as a property manager, English teacher, and occupational therapist. She lives with her partner in southwest Michigan, in a centenarian saltbox house that is almost certainly haunted, and loves watching K-Dramas and drinking Bell's beer. She can be reached via Twitter @mariadongwrites or her website, MariaDong.com.
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