She's got the wit and sharp tongue of Dorothy Parker, the talent of Picasso, and an ex-husband who still wants her. But all that isn't enough to keep Clementine alive, and in thirty days she's going to turn out the lights of her life for good.
With the month she has left, renowned artist Clementine Pritchard will attempt to tie up loose ends - from coming to terms with the family tragedy that left her without a mother and sister to travelling south of the border to secure tranquilizers to finding the father that abandoned her. Settling accounts also means coming face to face with the reasons why she can't go on - and the truth hidden at its core. What she doesn't count on, though, is that in losing Clementine, she may actually find her.
A wonderfully entertaining and poignant novel, Losing Clementine is an addictive tale, by turns hilarious and tragic, involving a renowned artist's impending suicide. Ashley Ream takes a usually macabre subject and makes it accessible, relatable, and funny, and, in Clementine, has created one of the most endearing and unforgettable characters in recent fiction.
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"This novel, spiked with dark humor is an entertaining and moody whirlwind. Whether readers love or hate Clementine, they won't soon forget her." - Publishers Weekly
"[A] hip and hilarious portrait of a crazy person." - Kirkus Reviews
"An unexpectedly fresh and humorous voice. Fans of dark comedy should add Ream to their list of authors to watch." - Library Journal
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Ashley Ream got her first job writing for newspapers when she was 16. Since then her career has taken her all over the Midwest, Gulf, and West Coasts with more moves than she would care to count. She is now finally and happily settled in Seattle, where she lives with her husband, runs ultra marathons, and is finishing her next book. Her debut novel, Losing Clementine (2012), was short-listed for the Balcones Fiction Prize. Her second novel is The 100 Year Miracle (2016).
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