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Head of Zeus, 2019 - Belonging (Social psychology) - 272 pages
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Samantha Heather Mackey couldn't be more of an outsider in her small, highly selective MFA program at New England's Warren University. A scholarship student who prefers the company of her dark imagination to that of most people, she is utterly repelled by the rest of her fiction writing cohort--a clique of unbearably twee rich girls who call each other "Bunny," and are often found entangled in a group hug so tight they become one. But everything changes when Samantha receives an invitation to the Bunnies' fabled "Smut Salon," and finds herself inexplicably drawn to their front door--ditching her only friend, Ava, a caustic art school dropout, in the process. As Samantha plunges deeper and deeper into the sinister yet saccharine world of the Bunny cult and starts to take part in their ritualistic off-campus "Workshop" where they magically conjure their monstrous creations, the edges of reality begin to blur, and her friendships with Ava and the Bunnies are brought into deadly collision. A spellbinding, down-the-rabbit-hole tale of loneliness and belonging, creativity and agency, and friendship and desire, this is the dazzlingly original book from an author whose work has been described as honest, searing and necessary.

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User Review  - dwcofer - LibraryThing

I picked up “Bunny,” by Mona Awad after having just finished reading “13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl,” also by Awad, which I LOVED. Unfortunately, I cannot say the same about “Bunny.” I really hate ... Read full review

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User Review  - jsabrina - LibraryThing

This is one of the most unusual novels I've ever read, and it knocked me off balance again and again. I almost abandoned it a third of the way through, but I'm glad I hung on and finished it. I was ... Read full review

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About the author (2019)

Mona Awad was born in Montreal and now lives in the USA. A graduate of York University in Toronto, her debut novel, 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl, won the 2016 Amazon Best First Novel Award, the Colorado Book Award and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Arab American Book Award. Her writing has appeared in McSweeney's, TIME magazine, Electric Literature, VICE, The Walrus and elsewhere.

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