Matthew Sharpe Nothing Is Terrible: A Novel

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Nothing Is Terrible: A Novel

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Matthew Sharpe's debut collection, Stories from the Tube, was praised in the Los Angeles Times Book Review for its "wildly effective-and often touching-collisions of the banal and the surreal." Wiredcalled it "unsettling, lovely, creepy"; Forbes FYI heralded it as a "remarkable fiction debut." In Nothing Is Terrible, his first novel, Sharpe astonishes once again with the hallucinatory and hilarious story of a girl's unusual coming-of-age and her search for love in unlikely places.

Her name is Mary White, though she prefers to be called Paul, the name of her ill-fated twin brother. Bright, pragmatic, irreverent, and orphaned, she is being raised by her clueless aunt and uncle and fears she may be about to drown in dull suburban torpor-until she falls in love with her new sixth-grade teacher, Miss Skip Hartman. Devoted teacher and pupil run off to live in New York City, where Mary receives a very unconventional education (art dealers, drug dealers, boyfriends, epic piercings) and discovers redemptive power in even the most unorthodox kind of love, all of which she relates in the most Brontëan gentle-reader tone.

In Nothing Is Terrible, Matthew Sharpe takes the bildungsroman and turns it upside down and inside out. Like a breakneck sprint through a Manhattan house of mirrors, it offers readers a giddily literate tour of the resourceful mind of a singular young woman.
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"Did you think you had outgrown surprise? Matthew Sharpe's hilarious new novel is guaranteed to keep you off kilter in our terrible new world where Nothing is Terrible."

                                                        --Lore Segal

"Fans of Steven Millhauser and Jonathan Ames will find a kindred spirit in Matthew Sharpe. His sly wit and capacity for literary invention are fully realized by a voice that is distinguished, warm, and inviting. Each page of Nothing is Terrible offers its own treasure and--the hallmark of a truly fine novel--the whole is greater than the sum of its parts."

                                                        --Dale Peck

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Matthew Sharpe is the author of Stories from the Tube. He has published stories in Zoetrope, Harper's, American Letters and Commentary, Witness, The Quarterly, and Fiction. He lives in New York.
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