Made For Love: A Novel by Alissa NuttingMade For Love: A Novel by Alissa Nutting

Made For Love: A Novel

byAlissa Nutting

Hardcover | July 4, 2017

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From the exciting and provocative writer of Tampa, a poignant, riotously funny story of how far some will go for love—and how far some will go to escape it. 

Hazel has just moved into a trailer park of senior citizens, with her father and Diane—his extremely lifelike sex doll—as her roommates. Life with Hazel’s father is strained at best, but her only alternative seems even bleaker. She’s just run out on her marriage to Byron Gogol, CEO and founder of Gogol Industries, a monolithic corporation hell-bent on making its products and technologies indispensable in daily life. For over a decade, Hazel put up with being veritably quarantined by Byron in the family compound, her every movement and vital sign tracked. But when he demands to wirelessly connect the two of them via brain chips in a first-ever human “mind-meld,” Hazel decides what was once merely irritating has become unbearable. The world she escapes into is a far cry from the dry and clinical bubble she’s been living in, a world populated with a whole host of deviant oddballs.

 

As Hazel tries to carve out a new life for herself in this uncharted territory, Byron is using the most sophisticated tools at his disposal to find her and bring her home. His threats become more and more sinister, and Hazel is forced to take drastic measures in order to find a home of her own and free herself from Byron’s virtual clutches once and for all. Perceptive and compulsively readable, Made for Love is at once an absurd, raunchy comedy and a dazzling, profound meditation marriage, monogamy, and family.
Alissa Nutting is an assistant professor of English at Grinnell College. She is the author of the story collection Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls, as well as the novel Tampa.
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Title:Made For Love: A NovelFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.05 inPublished:July 4, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062280554

ISBN - 13:9780062280558

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from vulgar, disgusting, beautiful. Nutting, in both her perverse novels, offers gorgeous and vulnerable prose on conflicts that feel almost postmodern.
Date published: 2017-09-19

Editorial Reviews

“Made for Love is an argument for that wilder life, as dirty and maniacal as it may be, as well as a plea: interrogate functionality, accept the risk in letting humans exist: not as machines or robots or fantasies, but as they desire to be.”