A month in rehab would be stressful enough without a television audience. When the ramshackle cast checks in for "Amends," a new reality series about alcoholism and recovery, they don't know if they've been cast as villains or potential redemption arcs. Over the course of the show they learn what God sees when he shuts his eyes, how to appreciate the comforts of hallucination, and what it looks like when a wolf fights a troll. A conservative journalist woos a homeless Ethiopian visionary. A teen hockey star licks a human heart. And a collections agent pays some of his own oldest and saddest debts. From backhanded compliments to accidental forgiveness, "Amends" proves that there's a place you can go when you've given up on reality: reality TV.
- Paperback | 330 pages
- 133 x 203 x 19mm | 376g
- 15 Aug 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Eve Tushnet
Eve Tushnet is a writer in Washington, DC. She has written for publications including the Atlantic, Commonweal, The American Conservative, the New York Post, and the online editions of the New York Times and Washington Post. She mostly covers the arts, from forgotten punk films to the US National Figure Skating Championships. She has published fiction in Dappled Things, Doublethink, and Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet. She is also the author of "Gay and Catholic: Accepting My Sexuality, Finding Community, Living My Faith" (Ave Maria Press 2014). That is a very, very different book from this one. Hobbies include sin, confession, and ecstasy.