"A Weird and Wonderful Book"

The Answers

by Catherine Lacey

Weird and really wonderfully written with evocative descriptions, this book is filled with engaging if not quite likeable characters. A satire, this book shifts between lightness and sincerity. It may not be everyone’s taste, but this tale — about a woman who takes a job as “Emotional Girlfriend” for a famous actor as part of his project to take all of the different roles played by a girlfriend and hire different women to take them on — sure was mine.

This book explores ideas around celebrity, having personal connections after trauma, and what it means to be living in what you feel is a broken body, and again, does so with absolutely gorgeous sentences.

Reviewed by Pam