The Smash Up

I’d forgotten that the book is loose modernization of Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome. You don’t need to be familiar with that classic to enjoy this humorous and ultimately profound story about a family dealing with misogyny and social media. It takes place during the Brent Kavanaugh hearings so it takes a bit of an adjustment to read within that context. The ending takes a surprising turn that attempts wrap up themes and the title somewhat successfully. Despite the humor and excellent writing, this isn’t a must read.

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