Surreal Summer Read: ‘The Answers’ by Catherine Lacey
The Answerstells the story of Mary, an aimless New Yorker who has left behind her reclusive, religious family to start anew. Riddled with debt and health problems, she seeks answers anywhere she can get them. Her best friend, the flighty Chandra, usually points her to new-age healers who drive Mary further into debt. To get ahead, she takes on an unusual job playing the “emotional girlfriend” in an experiment conducted by eccentric, egotistical actor Kurt Sky. In her quest for answers, Mary touches on many topics that plague modern life, from the meaning of love to how physical and emotional wellbeing connect.
A Lars and the Real Girl existential romance for the age of GOOP.