Jillian (Paperback)

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This is a hilarious, brutal, dark little mofo of a novel. Halle Butler brings incredible realism and humor to dissociation, depression, and alienation. Somehow, I'm rooting for Jillian and Megan, no matter if they won't root for themselves, or each other; Somehow, I hate them both, or only one of them, or yeah BOTH; somehow, I feel a little less alone. --Leigh

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Halle Butler's debut explores how two people use self-deception and hostility to deal with their lives. Megan, a bitter young medical secretary, takes a break from her overwhelming feelings of social rejection by keeping track of the disgusting habits of her co-worker, Jillian. Meanwhile, Jillian's misguided "go for it " attitude leads her towards a series of unadvisable decisions.

About the Author

Halle Butler is a writer living in Chicago. Her work has been published in Hobart, Proximity Magazine, and redlightbulbs. She also co-writes movies, the most recent of which, Crimes Against Humanity, has screened at the Gene Siskel Film Center and Doc Films. Jillian is her first novel.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781940430294
ISBN-10: 1940430291
Publisher: Curbside Splendor Publishing
Publication Date: February 17th, 2015
Pages: 150
Language: English