Book ‘Happy for You’ by Claire Stanford

PDF Excerpt 'Happy for You' by Claire Stanford
“The optimal novel for the strange times we find ourselves in.” — Rachel Khong, author of Goodbye, Vitamin. A whip-smart, funny, affecting novel about a young woman who takes a job at a tech company looking to break into the “happiness market” — even as her own happiness feels more unknowable than ever. Four years into writing her still-unfinished philosophy dissertation, and anticipating a marriage proposal from her long-term boyfriend, Evelyn Kominsky Kumamoto is wrestling with big questions about life: How can she do meaningful work in the world? Is she ready for marriage—and motherhood? But no one else around her seems to share her ambivalence. Her relentlessly optimistic, Midwestern boyfriend...
Publisher: Viking (April 19, 2022)  Pages: 256 pages  ISBN-10: 0593298268  ISBN-13: 978-0593298268  ASIN:‎ B099W922Y2

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Claire Stanford‘s fiction has appeared in Black Warrior Review, The Rumpus, Third Coast, Redivider, Paper Darts, and Tin House Flash Fridays, among other publications. Her work has received fellowships and grants from the Jerome Foundation, the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, and the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts & Sciences. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota and is currently a PhD candidate in English at UCLA, where she studies science fiction/speculative fiction, narrative theory, and novel theory. Born and raised in Berkeley, she lives in Los Angeles. Her debut novel, Happy for You, will be published by Viking on April 19, 2022.

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