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All-Night Pharmacy by Ruth Madievsky
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Jul 11, 2023 | ISBN 9781646221509

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Named a Most Anticipated Book by Nylon, Hey Alma, Literary Hub, Debutiful, The Every Girl, Library Journal and more
Shondaland, A Best Book of the Summer
The Pink News, A Best Sapphic Book of 2023
Goodreads, A Buzziest Debut Novel of the Year

“In neon-tinted prose, Madievsky takes readers on a mystical journey from overlighted late-night hospital emergency rooms to brutalist apartment blocks in Moldova.” —Lorraine Berry, Los Angeles Times

“If you’re looking for a wild and delightfully weird sister story, this book is for you.” —Emma Specter, Vogue

“A glowing neon gem.” —The Orange County Register

“A gripping, surrealist portrait of a toxic sibling relationship . . . Madievsky’s lyrical-prose style and arresting imagery create a book that is far more than an everyday romp through the Los Angeles underbelly. This is a startling story of a young woman consumed by the urge to do right.” —Isle McElroy, Vulture

All-Night Pharmacy reads like an endless Los Angeles party: aglow with fervency and bursting with drugs, sex, desperate actors, energy healers, strippers, and eccentrics. At its heart, the book is a twinned character portrait of two sisters on the edge of adulthood. It’s stylish and smart—its gloss only hints to its depth, like the uncanny glisten of a see-through acrylic nail.” —Maggie Lange, Bustle

“A tender and laugh-out-loud funny debut novel . . . Exploring themes of family dynamics, generational trauma, coming out, and addiction, this book is hilarious, insightful, and unapologetically queer.” —BuzzFeed, A Most Anticipated Book of the Year

“A kaleidoscope of friendship, sex, mysticism, and ambiguous power dynamics.” —Dahlia Adler, LGBTQ Reads

“[A] luminous debut novel . . . At once atmospheric and visceral.” —Michelle Hart, An Electric Literature Most Anticipated Book of 2023

All-Night Pharmacy feels like reading the diary of your most off-the-rails friend—the one who’s so unpredictable that it’s almost frightening to be around her, but so fun and endearing that you would never leave her side. The friend who you’re always surprised to hear from on Monday because you were certain she died over the weekend . . . It doesn’t shy away from the difficult moments, the unexpected moments, the sexy moments. It’s a book about how hard it is to be a person, how it feels to navigate a life.” —McKayla Coyle, Literary Hub

“An electric tale . . . Madievsky renders her protagonist’s search for selfhood vividly and viscerally, resulting in a coming-of-age story that radiates like a Lynchian fever dream.” —Publishers Weekly

“[A] coolly delivered debut . . . Madievsky captures the mood of a woman working hard to connect with a sense of self, and she has an excellent arsenal of metaphors for disconnection . . . An assured debut, at once atmospheric and gritty.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Witty, poignant, and darkly funny, All-Night Pharmacy is a vibrant debut about longing, identity, and the wild, unbreakable bonds of family. In prose that is sharp, exuberant, wry, and smart, Madievsky conjures an affecting, utterly unforgettable tale of two tempestuous sisters.” —Kimberly King Parsons, author of Black Light

All-Night Pharmacy is a genuinely propulsive and magnetic read. Madievsky’s writing is rich and boldly dark, slick and queer in all the best ways. Immersing myself in her work felt akin to pressing on a bruise, a beautiful ache that I remembered long after I finished reading. A deeply human, wonderfully twisty novel that takes you down the rabbit hole of familial trauma and back up to the light again. All-Night Pharmacy is a glimmery showstopper of a debut novel. I’m obsessed with it.” —Kristen Arnett, New York Times bestselling author of Mostly Dead Things

All-Night Pharmacy is a blackhole, a force so lively, unfiltered, and pure that you won’t mind being sucked in headfirst. On a line level, Madievsky is untouchable. Somehow, she has crafted a rough-edged pill of a debut that cuts deep while also being deeply pleasurable to swallow.” —Jean Kyoung Frazier, author of Pizza Girl

“With poetic precision and clear-eyed wit, Ruth Madievsky takes a scalpel to familiar ideas of intimacy, sisterhood, and becoming, reshaping them with an understanding and magnetism all her own. Her debut is a meditation on sobriety, an excavation of belonging, and the realest portrait of inherited trauma I’ve ever seen. All-Night Pharmacy is pure sorcery, like being up til dawn with your wildest, wisest friend, ready to bond yourself to her for life.” —Kyle Lucia Wu, author of Win Me Something

All-Night Pharmacy dances on the knife’s edge of a sister’s fierce love and the necessary loneliness of claiming your own destiny. Wry and tender, Ruth Madievsky’s novel offers a sensitive portrayal of addiction and recovery, queer romance, and fraught family dynamics. A beautiful book and healing read, from beginning to end.” —Jean Chen Ho, author of Fiona and Jane

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