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Woke Up Lonely

by Fiona Maazel

Woke Up Lonely
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  • First Published:
    Apr 2013, 336 pages
    Paperback:
    Apr 2014, 352 pages

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An interesting cult. Underground cities. People with multiple identities. Woke Up Lonely weaves seemingly disparate elements such as these with gorgeous writing to create a story that deserves to be widely read

All my adult life, I've been a voracious reader. Most of us who are construct our own system of rules, so to speak, around our reading. Are you a finish-it-at-all-costs reader, or a give-it-50-pages-then-I'm-out reader? Do you squeeze reading in where you can – on the train, doctor's office, waiting in line – or do you need dedicated time and space? Is YA just for young adults? Books, or e-readers, or both? What do you read for?

For me, the answer to this last question is: story. Story reigns supreme. If it doesn't ring true, isn't airtight within the rules of its own universe, I can't continue, no matter how compelling the characters, how funny or wrenching or historically relevant the various cogs may be. There are exceptions to this rule – a few writers I love, and gorge on, simply for their writing; they could spend eleven pages describing a teacup and I'd be on ...

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