Life and Other Shortcomings by Corie Adjmi

Author: Corie Adjmi

Category: Popular Fiction

Regular price: $9.95

Deal price: $0.99

Deal starts: July 12, 2021

Deal ends: July 12, 2021


WINNER - 2020 International Book Awards
WINNER - 2020 American Fiction Award
WINNER - 2021 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award
WINNING FINALIST - 2020 Best Book Awards
WINNING FINALIST - 2020 BkMk Press Fiction Award

Featured in Travel + Leisure: 2020 Fall Roundup
Included in 2020's Best Beach Reads by Parade
Recommended in Parade: 20 Best Feminist Books (2021)

"I was hooked from the first page to the last."―Ellen Sussman, New York Times best-selling author
"A compelling collection that captures the mystery and menace beneath love and family life."--Kirkus Review
Life and Other Shortcomings is a collection of linked short stories that takes the reader from New Orleans to New York City to Madrid, and from 1970 to the present day. The women in these twelve stories make a number of different choices: some work, others don't; some stay married, some get divorced; others never marry at all. Through each character's intimate journey, specific truths are revealed about what it means to be a woman―in a relationship with another person, in a particular culture and era―and how these conditions ultimately affect her relationship with herself. The stories as a whole depict patriarchy, showing what still might be, (and certainly what was) for some women in this country before the #MeToo movement. Both a cautionary tale and a captivating window into women's lives, Life and Other Shortcomings is required reading for anyone interested in an honest, incisive, and compelling portrayal of the female experience.