4-Week: Reading as a Writer--Merritt Tierce

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Pulsing with fierce, almost feral energy, Merrit Tierce's Love Me Back is an unapologetic portrait of a woman cutting a precarious path through early adulthood. In anticipation of Tierce’s coming to Lighthouse this Lit Fest, this class will be a close read of her novel. As a result, we will have an in-depth four-week discussion of her narrative, rhetorical, and structural decisions throughout the book. Come ready to experience this powerful debut and break it down both as a reader and a writer in order to better your own writing and your understanding of contemporary literature.
 
Love Me Back has received a wealth of praise: “heart-cracking” (Chicago Tribune), “it's honest, it's vulnerable, it's necessary” (Electric Literature), “it's graphic, it's dark, it's relentless...it's Cormac McCarthy's The Road set in a Dallas steakhouse” (KERA's Think), and “one of the year's most beautiful books” (Dallas Observer). Love Me Back is about Marie, a young single mother, who lands a job at an upscale Dallas steakhouse, a world of long hours and late nights, where everything runs on a currency of favors, cash, and cachet. 
  

Required Text:
 
Love Me Back, by Merritt Tierce

*Copies of this book are available to Lighthouse students at a 10% discount at the Tattered Cover on Colfax. Simply tell a Tattered Cover employee you are enrolled in a course at Lighthouse and they will direct you to where the books are shelved. 



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