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By Lauren Porosoff Mitchell

Set in modern Washington, D.C., blending city part with magic realism, this lyrical and attractive first novel is usually the frank tale of the conflict among promiscuity and love, and the attractiveness of a relatives legacy.

Look at Me tells the tale Dana, whose mom was once loving and charismatic, with the various powers of a witch, and whose father used to be a brilliant rational scientist. whilst her mom dies tragically, and much too younger, Dana, as early as twelve-years-old, learns to take advantage of intercourse to snatch recognition and relieve her loneliness, whereas leaving it intact afterward.

As an grownup, Dana is stuck among the several pulls of her mom and dad. A profitable scientist like her father, she nonetheless seeks the irrational, nurturing surroundings her mom created. As Dana places it, a guy of technological know-how wedded to a sorceress"-what form of daughter certainly can factor from this kind of combined heritage?

Dana’s odyssey is that of a sexual aggressor, of a tender girl forced to turn out her skill to draw, time and again. yet in any case the faceless males who provider her for an evening and whom she expels with a good worked-out regimen within the morning, she meets whom she can't brush aside: Jonas, the married astronomer from San Francisco who's a little a conjurer himself; and Iain, a photographer with a cocaine challenge and a perilous way of life, yet a guy of serious compassion and tenderness.

"Look at Me is the tale of a wholly modern younger lady, at domestic with the slut’ part of her nature whereas at warfare together with her personal hope for love."-from the Foreword by way of Marge Piercy

Lauren Porosoff Mitchell acquired her legislation measure from George Washington collage. She lives in Washington, D.C., the place she is at paintings on her moment novel.

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