Problems by Jade Sharma audiobook

Problems

By Jade Sharma
Read by Emily Woo Zeller

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge 9781566894425
5.91 Hours Unabridged
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Maya's been able to get by in New York on her wits and a dead-end bookstore job for years, but when her husband leaves her and her favorite professor ends their affair, her barely-calibrated life descends into chaos, and she has to make some choices. Maya's struggle to be alone, to be a woman, and to be thoughtful and imperfect and alive in a world that doesn't really care what happens to her is rendered with dead-eyed clarity and unnerving charm. This book takes every tired trope about addiction and recovery, "likeable" characters, and redemption narratives, and blows them to pieces.

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Summary

Summary

Maya's been able to get by in New York on her wits and a dead-end bookstore job for years, but when her husband leaves her and her favorite professor ends their affair, her barely-calibrated life descends into chaos, and she has to make some choices. Maya's struggle to be alone, to be a woman, and to be thoughtful and imperfect and alive in a world that doesn't really care what happens to her is rendered with dead-eyed clarity and unnerving charm. This book takes every tired trope about addiction and recovery, "likeable" characters, and redemption narratives, and blows them to pieces.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Sharma’s debut is an uncompromising and unforgettable depiction of the corrosive loop of addiction, and with Maya, she has crafted a momentous and painfully honest voice.” Publishers Weekly (starred review, Best Books of 2016)
Problems tells Maya’s story of heroin abuse, personal flailing and recovery in raw, razor-sharp prose, painting an unromanticized yet witty and profound portrait of addiction.” Huffington Post
“A brisk, mordantly funny, fragmented narrative that is refreshingly honest, despite the fact that Maya is a liar.” Los Angeles Times
“Sharma’s goal is not to make [Maya] likable. Maya is as horrible, and as fully human, as men in literature have always been allowed to be.” New York Times Sunday Book Review

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Author

Author Bio: Jade Sharma

Author Bio: Jade Sharma Jade Sharma is a writer living in New York. She has an MFA from the New School.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 5.91
Audience: Adult
Language: English