Picked this up at the library over the weekend, and I saw that it was just included on the 2021 National Book Award longlist. Definitely made me think of Brandon Taylor’s recent “bobos in ikea” essay from his Sweater Weather newsletter,1 which crystallized some of the stylistic trends in contemporary fiction for me. I wouldn’t be surprised if a movie adaptation is already in the works.
Brandon Taylor contributed a blurb for the book, which doubled the resonance. ↩︎