The Pharmacist's Mate and 8 (Paperback)

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Amy Fusselman's first two books, The Pharmacist's Mate and 8, weave surprising beauty out of diverse strands of personal reflection. Half memoir and half philosophical improvisation, each focuses loosely on a relationship with a man in the author's life: The Pharmacist's Mate with her recently deceased father, and 8 with "my pedophile" (as Fusselman painfully refers to her childhood assailant). Along the way, Fusselman covers sea shanties and artificial insemination, World War II and AC/DC, alternative healers and monster-truck videos. Fusselman's "wholly original epigrammatic style" (Vogue) "makes the world strange again, a place where dying and making life are equally mysterious and miraculous activities" (Time Out New York).

About the Author

Amy Fusselman lives in New York City. She writes an occasional column called "Family Practice" for McSweeney's Internet Tendency.

Praise For…

"It is impossible not to surrender to Amy Fusselman's lovely, haunting voice and strange meditations."
Amanda Davis

Product Details
ISBN: 9781938073236
ISBN-10: 1938073231
Publisher: McSweeney's
Publication Date: February 12th, 2013
Pages: 206
Language: English