The Ballad of Big Feeling by Ari Braverman
English | 2020 | General Fiction/Classics | ePUB | 2.2 MB
A portrait of a woman stranded between her hometown and a new city, naivete and cynicism, welcoming togetherness and the nagging feeling of somehow being apart …
The woman lives on a cul-de-sac with her lover and her dog. She is smart and sensible. She buys groceries and goes to work. And she finds herself reliving her childhood memories while she waits–for what, she is not sure.
In the tradition of Rachel Cusk and Sheila Heti, The Ballad of Big Feeling reveals the mind of a woman perched before middle age and confronting the hidden contradictions and intricacies of everyday life.
In the hands of an exciting new writer, Ari Braverman, it’s a tale both spare and spacious, textured and poetic, frustrating and funny — a delicately crafted volume that will linger in the mind of the reader long after they’ve put it down. It is, in short, a startling and assured debut.