For Christmas, R gifted me a new book, which I enjoyed so much that I finished it by January 4th. Shuggie Bain is a beautiful, semi-autobiographical story of addiction, sexuality, identity, boundaries, and, most prominently, love. Leah Hager Cohen of the New York Times, perhaps says it best, “Stuart shows us lots of monstrous behavior, but not a single monster - only damage...The book leaves us gutted and marveling.”
Stuart writes a raw and beautiful tale - with descriptions so personal, so detailed and vivid, that you know, in a heartbreaking way, that one would be hard-pressed to conjure this world unless they had existed within it.
I highly recommend this book - you can purchase it here!