Unimaginable Zero Summer: A Novel

Unimaginable Zero Summer A Novel Perhaps you too have experienced the nausea brought on by the arrival of an invitation to a high school reunion Bookstore clerk and culture junker Verity Presti will soon attend her fifteenth reunion
  • Title: Unimaginable Zero Summer: A Novel
  • Author: Leslie Stella
  • ISBN: 9781400081028
  • Page: 232
  • Format: Paperback
  • Unimaginable Zero Summer: A Novel
    Perhaps you too have experienced the nausea brought on by the arrival of an invitation to a high school reunion Bookstore clerk and culture junker Verity Presti will soon attend her fifteenth reunion with her boyfriend, the unfortunately but aptly named Charlie Brown, who lives with his parents while training to be an urban shaman a modern day medicine man somewhat capablPerhaps you too have experienced the nausea brought on by the arrival of an invitation to a high school reunion Bookstore clerk and culture junker Verity Presti will soon attend her fifteenth reunion with her boyfriend, the unfortunately but aptly named Charlie Brown, who lives with his parents while training to be an urban shaman a modern day medicine man somewhat capable of exorcising ghosts from apartments and cubicles, predicting baseball scores, and channeling lost pets Verity, angst ridden and burdened with fifteen years of magnificent failure, will be reunited with Craig and Carolyn, sickeningly perfect high school sweethearts, married now and perfectly sick of each other Verity s former crush Stan and his wife, Laurel, a frustrated author of angry haikus and Will, a rage aholic KJ that s karaoke jockey whose only soft spot is the one he still has for Verity A growing anxiety permeates the round of cocktail parties that precedes the reunion, causing old affections and animosities to boil over and threaten the dubious complacency of these seven lovable losers With her trademark sarcasm and uncanny ability to skewer the oddities of contemporary hipster life, Stella has created a cast of endearingly eccentric characters who embody the insecurities and foibles that all of us former prom desperados, band nerds, the burnout brigade, and loner stiffs have and hope nobody else will notice.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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    About " Leslie Stella "

  • Leslie Stella

    LESLIE STELLA is the author of the YA novel, Permanent Record March 2013, Skyscape , and three previous novels of contemporary adult fiction, Unimaginable Zero Summer, The Easy Hour, and Fat Bald Jeff She was a founding editor of the Chicago based politics and satire magazine Lumpen, and her work has been published in The Mississippi Review, The Adirondack Review, Bust, Easy Listener, and anthologized in The Book of Zines Readings from the Fringe edited by Playboy s Chip Rowe , a collection of essays and articles from the obsessive, frequently bizarre world of zines Leslie is a Pushcart Prize in short fiction nominee I won t rate books by other authors here on I think there are obvious reasons why an author might feel uncomfortable doing that Photo John McMullen 2012

  • 938 Comments

  • I LOVED THIS BOOK Leslie Stella is my new author crush So smart, witty, endearingquirky yet accessible characters, incredible lines A reviewer on MC Quake perfectly summed up my feelings on this one Leslie has a keen eye for the absurdity of the mundane I d just attempted to read a bestselling but HORRIBLY written book, and this was the perfect antidote On to Permanent Record


  • I still don t understand the title, even after reading the whole book The characters were meant to be quirky but it was a little too much It did get better towards the end but not enough to redeem the iself.


  • Leslie Stella does it again Verity Presti has no desire to attend her 15 year high school reunion Why would she She s a bookstore clerk, and she s dating a man named Charlie Brown The good news is, Verity s high school friends don t really feel great about the reunion either One friend, Will, is a KJ karaoke jockey See Verity s not doing so poorly after all.The greatness of this novel comes from two places the setting Chicago and Stella s humor Leslie Stella knows Chicago, and she knows funny Se [...]


  • Simple quick readwitty and funnyaracters I can relate totakes place in Chicago and is fun to read about the neighborhood I live inmetimes the main character is kinda annoying Stella sometimes adds fantastic events in her books which can either be funny or just completely unbelievable


  • This was a funny, quick read and I could relate to it as a few years back I went to my 10 year high school reunion I love the character Verity and share her appreciation for thrifting And her boyfriend, Charlie Brown the aspiring Urban Shaman was funny I liked how relatable the characters were and reminded me of people I know.


  • Normally I like flawed characters The main flaw for these characters is their self absorption I found it difficult to tell them apart But I would say the book improved as I continued reading.


  • Second book to read from this writer Had some memorable lines, but found it hard to keep the couples straight they seemed too much alike, miserable and lost Quirky cast but didn t become invested in any of their experiences.






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