By Bethany Pierce
Amy Gallagher is an aspiring author who, after numerous rejections, has settled for a occupation as an English professor in small-town Ohio simply to pay the accounts. All her goals unexpectedly begin to get to the bottom of as rejections pile up--both from publishers and her boyfriend. yet simply as Amy fears her lifestyles is caught in a keeping trend, she meets the mysterious, appealing, and unavailable Eli.She struggles to stroll the high-quality line among friendship and anything extra with Eli, while staying actual to her religion turns into abruptly complex. whilst secrets and techniques, tragedy, and negative judgements reason rifts in Amy's relationships, she needs to come to phrases with who she's turn into, her unrealized aspirations for her existence, and the country of her religion. Can she dare to wish that she is going to locate love and success regardless of all of it?
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He told me that was fine, I would soon be given enough of my own. It was the first time I’d realized maybe I didn’t care so much for his company. That I was tired of growing tired of men and that something was wrong with me if I couldn’t stand to be with one for more than four months at a time. Hoping for clues, I forced myself to remember every man I’d ever loved, a line of boys parading back to elementary school where I’d first felt that nauseating swell of hope and anxiety every time Bryan Holmes walked into the classroom.
Three student performances were to be given simultaneously in three different galleries, the idea being that the audience changed rooms instead of the poets taking turns. I supposed it was meant to be interactive; mostly it reminded me of channel surfing. “I can’t stand it,” Everett said. We were sitting on folding chairs in gallery two. Fifteen rows up, a tall man with panty hose over his face was reading a sonnet. Behind him, a video montage of war headlines flashed on a projector screen. When it became apparent that the ten-minute recitation was only prelude to a second collection of poems, Everett began to fidget.
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