We Play Ourselves by Jen Silverman

We Play Ourselves by Jen Silverman

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When Cass - a thirty something year old queer playwright - receives a prestigious award, it seems as though her career is finally taking off. That is until she finds herself at the centre of a searing public shaming. Fleeing New York, Cass moves to L.A. to start anew. Once there, she is pulled into the orbit of her charismatic neighbour, a filmmaker who's making an ethically murky documentary inspired by a group of teenage girls and their underground fight club. But just as Cass begins to dream of a comeback, the past starts to catch up with her and she is forced once more to reckon with her ambition and the chaos it creates.

We Play Ourselves is a darkly funny novel about the cost of making art, and the art of making enemies

 

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"As funny as it's intellectual, this page-turner about crashing and burning is spot-on about ambition, infatuation, theatre, film, ethics, teens, and everything else." - Emma Donoghue, author of Room

 

"Witty...Earnest...Laugh-out-loud...Pitch-perfect." - New York Times

 

"Funny, sharp, modern - this is an excellent debut novel. Its bold, edgy, strange heroine has adventures and misadventures, screws up again and again, but somehow won my love. I couldn't put this book down." -  Weike Wang, PEN/Hemingway-award winning author of Chemistry

  • Details

    Imprint: Atlantic Books

    Published: 7 April 2022

    ISBN: 9781838954338

    Pages: 336  

    Type: Paperback

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