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College students, recent graduates, and their parents work at Denny's, volunteer at a public library in suburban Florida, attend satanic ska/punk concerts, eat Chinese food with the homeless of New York City, and go to the same Japanese restaurant in Manhattan three times in two sleepless days, all while yearning constantly for love, a better kind of love, or something better than love, things which--much like the Loch Ness Monster--they know probably do not exist, but are rumored to exist and therefore "good enough."

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  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 132.1 x 188 x 20.3mm | 204.12g
  • Melville House Publishing
  • Brooklyn, United States
  • English
  • 1933633263
  • 9781933633268
  • 101,239

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"Tao Lin writes from moods that less radical writers would let pass--from laziness, from vacancy, from boredom. And it turns out that his report from these places is moving and necessary, not to mention frequently hilarious." --Miranda July, author of "No One Belongs Here More Than You"

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About Tao Lin

Tao Lin is the author of the novels "Richard Yates" and "Eeeee Eee Eeee," the novella "Shoplifting from American Apparel," the story collection "Bed," and the poetry collections "cognitive-behavioral therapy" and "you are a little bit happier than i am." His work has been translated to twelve languages and he lives in Manhattan.

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