Publisher description for Save your own / Elisabeth Brink.
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Recalling the bite of Tom Perrotta and the irresistible voice of Mark
Haddon, Save Your Own is a wicked satire as well as a rewarding story
of self-transformation. Gillian Brandenburg, intensely cerebral, uptight,
narcoleptic, and a virgin, is in her final year at Harvard Divinity School
when her life takes a sharp U-turn. The faculty deems her thesis topic of
spiritual transformation "new-agey" and threatens to cancel her funding.
Determined to prove them wrong, she sets out to gather research by
taking a job at a halfway house for addicted women.
Here she must quickly transform herself from obedient graduate
student to hardcore authority figure. The women push every limit she has
set, and Gillian finds herself at once repelled by their crass ways and in
awe of their gutsy impulsiveness. Ultimately, they inspire her to realize her
own true impulses and desires, as well as her need for love, which she"s
ignored for too long.
Infused with a buoyant humor and striking intelligence, Save Your Own announces the arrival of a sparkling new voice in contemporary fiction.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Women graduate students -- Fiction.
Drug addicts -- Services for -- Fiction.
Women -- Drug use -- Fiction.
Halfway houses -- Fiction.