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How It Works by Myriam Lacroix

How It Works by Myriam Lacroix


What if you had the chance to rewrite the course of your relationship, again and again, in the hope that it would work out? When Myriam and Allison fall in love at a show in a run-down punk house, their relationship begins to unfold through a series of hypotheticals:


What if they became mothers by finding a baby in an alley?


What if the only cure for Myriam’s depression was Allison’s flesh?


What if they were B-list celebrities, famous for writing a book about building healthy lesbian relationships?


How much darker - or sexier - would their dynamic be if one were a power-hungry CEO, and the other her lowly employee?


From the fantasies of early romance to the slow encroaching of violence that unravels the fantasy, each reality builds to complete a brilliant, painfully funny portrait of love’s many promises and perils.



'A cause for celebration' -- George Saunders


'A beautifully brilliant, hilariously sad stunner of a debut' -- Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah


'Hilarious, heart-rending... Utterly brilliant' -- Daisy Johnson

  • Details

    Imprint: Jonathan Cape Ltd.

    Publication date: 6 June 2024

    ISBN: 9781787334922

    Pages: 224

    Format: Hardback

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