You too can have a body like mine: a novel
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.
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|Grouping Title||you too can have a body like mine|
|Grouping Author||kleeman alexandra|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-07-15 23:02:48PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-07-15 23:52:52PM|
|available_at_catalog||Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids|
|detailed_location_catalog||Bellevue - Adult Fiction, Green Hills - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction|
|display_description||"A missing-person mystery told from the point of view of the missing person; an American horror story that concerns sex and friendship, consumption and appetite, faith and transformation, real food and reality television; and ... a wholly singular view of modern womanhood"--Dust jacket flap.|
|format_catalog||Book, eAudiobook, eBook|
|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||9780062388674, 9780062388698, 9780062449887|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Bellevue, Bellevue Kids, Green Hills, Green Hills Kids, Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000466784|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,||283 pages ; 24 cm., overdrive:48580f64-a827-4c18-937e-b845b2459f9e|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2015|, overdrive:e93d43c8-20ac-437c-bc8c-3b15f88cbe60|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|HarperCollins|2015||
|subject_facet||Body image in women -- Fiction, Missing persons -- Fiction, Obsessive-compulsive disorder -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, American, Television -- Fiction, Women -- Fiction|
|title_display||You too can have a body like mine : a novel|
|title_full||You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine A Novel, You too can have a body like mine : a novel / Alexandra Kleeman|
|title_short||You too can have a body like mine :|
|topic_facet||Body image in women, Fiction, Literature, Missing persons, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Psychological fiction, American, Television, Women|