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Lindsay Hunter

Author of Eat Only When You're Hungry: A Novel

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About the Author

Image credit: Author Lindsay Hunter at the 2017 Texas Book Festival. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=64102514

Works by Lindsay Hunter

Ugly Girls: A Novel (2014) 115 copies
Daddy's (2010) 45 copies
Don't Kiss Me: Stories (2013) 37 copies
Hot Springs Drive (2023) 20 copies
My Brother 1 copy

Associated Works

The New Black: A Neo-Noir Anthology (2014) — Contributor — 52 copies
Choose Wisely: 35 Women Up To No Good (2015) — Contributor — 11 copies


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This is a disturbing novel of suburbia-disfunction that somehow redeems itself in the end. The main character, Jackie, is the mother of four boys and is jealous of her next door neighbor Theresa, with only one child, daughter Cece, and who's a younger-looking mom without a weight problem and with an attentive husband. So Jackie gains the upper hand by enrolling them both in a weight-loss program and by having an affair with Adam, Theresa's husband. Jackie's son Douglas, who is way too attached to Jackie and is showing signs of mental illness, loses control and destroys everyone's lives in a most violent outburst. His younger brother, Jayson, and Cece had a brief romance in high school before all their lives went awry, and neither has been able to move on from the tragedy. Told from multiple viewpoints, it is still Jackie who maintains control of the story. You won't really like any of these people too much, but the writing has great depth and the remarkable recounting of each one’s insights into their lost lives may keep you reading.

Quotes: "Some people just lived their lives as best they could, safe in the knowledge that they didn't have a dark side to shun, they never had to confront emotions or situations in which they came dangerously close to a side of themselves they'd locked in a dungeon."

"Often, quite often, he found himself confronting the idea that being a man only required pretending to be a man. He had no idea how to accomplish it otherwise."
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froxgirl | Nov 20, 2023 |
Oh gawddamn. You should buy this. Here's proof:

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Read those, then buy it here. seriously.… (more)
Adammmmm | 3 other reviews | Sep 10, 2019 |
This has a pretty straightforward plot - man sets out to find his addict son who's been missing for a few weeks. It is about addiction, but it is also about bad, self-indulgent choices, as a romantic partner or as a parent. Self-denial plays a big part as well. I had expected more from the writing. How can a 209 page book use the verb "cheerse" 5 times when it's not even really a word? There also seemed to be no resolution at the end, good or bad. I would have liked to see the protagonist at least face his issues and make a decision to change or not. Like many others, I feel this book could have been really good if someone had spent more time on the editing.… (more)
redwritinghood38 | 2 other reviews | Nov 6, 2018 |
I laughed aloud at nearly all of the inappropriatenesses (which abound) in this remarkable collection of short stories.
reganrule | 3 other reviews | Oct 24, 2017 |


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