Our Bookseller Says:
“There is no simple answer to any one of the questions Hisayo Buchanan poses in this stark, genuine story of depression, love, and bisexuality.
Should we expect the person we love to save us from ourselves? How much is too much? Can love overwhelm despair?
The monotony of depression bristles under the skin of each sentence, joy replaced by the daily wear and tear on both the person who is sick and the person who loves them. We follow both Mina and Oscar, two sides of the same cut, as he first seeks to alleviate Mina’s sadness and then leaves her to cope, to protect himself.
The only thread that keeps this book, and Mina, from teetering over the edge of hopelessness is how she continues to seek happiness; whether in her black jeans, in tearing down wallpaper, in falling hard and fast for a woman, she wants to find it.
None of the characters are monsters, all of them are human. Remember: there is no simple answer.”
TW: suicidal ideation
Similar: My Year of Rest & Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh
Pair With: Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan