The Ballad of Big Feeling Ali Braverman


An ambitious portrait of an unnamed woman who craves love and a fantastic life, but finds life is mocking her instead. Her life opens up to us in a non-linear fashion, almost tidal in nature, as she navigates her daily life away from encroaching existentialism. We witness the woman being scolded at her local gym, having sex after vomiting expensive tuna, witnessing a seizure in a movie theatre. Set in the American heartland that feels at once sprawling and claustrophobic, the woman carves through the years with wavering deliberation, unable to escape the fate of an ordinary life. Throughout this narrative, she forces us to contend with the imagined spaces that so often breed discomfort in our daily lives, the pressing such space being that between our bodies and our minds.

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Publisher:Melville House