Today’s Riot Rundown is sponsored by BoGoDo Press and And So We Die, Having First Slept by Jennifer Spiegel.
Brett is older than Cash by a decade; both are world-weary from negotiating brain trauma, addiction, road trips, and a Billy Graham crusade. Bath salts and babies work on their relationship in a unique, intimate and honest, raw and redemptive novel. This “weird, true, and singular” story (Kyle Minor) travels with Gen X on Sappho-inspired prose. If you like Jenny Offill, Elena Ferrante, Karen Joy Fowler, and David Sedaris, you’ll love this brutally honest look at love’s imperfections. Lovely Bookshelf calls it “just as compelling and rich as Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch or Meg Wolitzer’s The Interestings.”