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Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory by Raphael Bob-Waksberg
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May 19, 2020 | ISBN 9780525432722

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“Transcendent tragicomedy. . . . Prepare to be devastated and made whole again.” The A.V. Club

“EXTREMELY MY SH*T.” —Samantha Irby, author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life

 “Continues to surprise and delight.” The Washington Post

“Wonderfully weird.” Vulture

“Complex, daring, emotional, and unique.” —B. J. Novak, author of One More Thing

“Heartrending. . . . Poignant.” The Atlantic

“Sidesplitting. . . . Bizarre and hilarious.” Shelf Awareness (starred review)

“[These stories] conjure struggles for connection in grimly surreal alternative realities that recall the probing comic imaginings of George Saunders.” Los Angeles Times

 “Showcases Bob-Waksberg’s talent for conjuring fantastical scenarios and writing about them with a straight face. . . . Human relationships, he seems to be saying, are weirder than anything else our imaginations can come up with.” —NPR

“I can say without hesitation that the collection surpasses my impossibly high expectations. . . . A tremendous debut.” —Ian Mond, Locus

“These tales are heartfelt and funny, a winning combo. Dazzled by the wit, you’ll be surprised when you start tearing up at the sincere turn.” Read It Forward

“Wonderfully absurd and unexpectedly moving. . . . These stories are at times poignant and triumphantly silly, but always manage to ring true.” Publishers Weekly

 “Bob-Waksberg’s fiction debut will capture many readers with its formal innovation, playful language, and relatable portraits of romance gone awry.” Booklist

“Sometimes-whimsical, sometimes-biting short fictions. . . . A savage sendup of love in all its dubious glory.” Kirkus Reviews

“[These stories] keep us engaged and on our toes. With love, your Nana.” —Shirley Bob, author’s grandmother

“Very moving and true to today’s society. I’m so proud of my little Raphi.” —Florence Waksberg, author’s grandmother

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