Reading ➺ Want Author Lynn Steger Strong – 1sm.info

Want Grappling With Motherhood, Economic Anxiety, Rage, And The Limits Of Language, Want Is A Fiercely Personal Novel That Vibrates With Anger, Insight, And LoveElizabeth Is Tired Years After Coming To New York To Try To Build A Life, She Has Found Herself With Two Kids, A Husband, Two Jobs, A PhD And Now They Re Filing For Bankruptcy As She Tries To Balance Her Dream And The Impossibility Of Striving Toward It While Her Work And Home Lives Feel Poised To Fall Apart, She Wakes At Ungodly Hours To Run Miles By The Icy River, Struggling To Quiet Her ThoughtsWhen She Reaches Out To Sasha, Her Long Lost Childhood Friend, It Feels Almost Harmless One Of Those Innocuous Ruptures That Exist Online, In Texts But Her Timing Is Uncanny Sasha Is Facing A Crisis, Too, And Perhaps After Years Apart, Their Shared Moments Of Crux Can Bring Them Back Into Each Other S LivesIn Want, Lynn Steger Strong Explores The Subtle Violences Enacted On A Certain Type Of Woman When She Dares To Want Things And All The Various Violences In Which She Implicates Herself As She Tries To Survive


10 thoughts on “Want

  1. says:

    Lynn Steger Strong s Want reads like a highly personal confession of various wants the want of money and stability in one s life and career the want of providingstability for one s children, as well as support emotional,


  2. says:

    This is one of my favorite kind of books where I breezed through it in a couple days but there were countless points where I had to stop and appreciate a turn of phrase or a character trait description or something clever or the s


  3. says:

    All that talking, years of reading There was a time I thought that all language might contain something of value, but most of life is flat and boring and the things we say are too Or maybe it s that most of life is so much stranger than lan


  4. says:

    A novel about being trapped in exactly the life you were privileged enough to lead The narrator of this novel, 34 year old Elizabeth, is white and has a Ph.D., but she works as an adjunct and, without insurance, has been bankrupted by a Caesarian and


  5. says:

    3.5 stars Want is a reflection on what people take for granted Elizabeth, the main character, has a husband and family, and is an educator Her husband worked in finance before the 2008 Economic Crisis, but has now been working with his hands As Elizabeth ventu


  6. says:

    On the surface, it would seem like Elizabeth, the heroine of Lynn steger Strong s novel WANT, has the world figured out if she only would stop navel gazing and be thankful for her blessings Her life is enviable by any measure, but it is Strong s honesty and her ability


  7. says:

    This is the book I needed to read Read it in a single day, but I m still over here thinking about it The struggle of being a woman right now is dealt with fiercely but with such finesse Haven t found something I ve connected with this much in a while.


  8. says:

    WANT is a novel that situates the reader under the skin of a mother of two with a PhD, too many teaching jobs, fractured relationships with her parents and friends, a husband struggling to build a business, and pending bankruptcy It s wrenching and fevered and loving I felt like I was livi


  9. says:

    I loved this book Its subject, its style, and its honest description of modern life as it is for many people Working hard, never having enough money, the stress of having to do too much stuff at the same time and trying to be a good partner and parent, a good employee, a good friend etc etc Thank yo


  10. says:

    A contemporary, introspective narration of a young married mother of two young daughters She does no have a flourishing job, sex seems pretty boring with her husband, they have debts up to their necks, she is obsessed with her high school college bestie, she has a complicated relationship with her wealthy par


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