Monsters: A Love Story (Paperback)

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By Liz Kay
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I loved this book! Tommy & Stacy are emotional trainwrecks--how can these two unloveable people learn how to love each other without killing the other first? Monsters is a wonderful and well-written escape from real life. It got me through the 2016 election.

— Kathleen


A hilarious debut novel about a perfectly imperfect love story.

Even the smartest people can be stupid at love.

When Stacey Lane writes a feminist take on Frankenstein, she never imagines it will catch the eye of unbelievably sexy Hollywood star Tommy DeMarco. Tommy's passion for her book--and for her, a recently widowed poet, mom, and certified mess--threatens to turn her life upside down, or maybe right-side up. From their first poolside meeting the two are set on a collision course as they go about making the book into a movie, making each other crazy, and making love, if only in secret. Fueled by desire, love, grief, expertly poured cocktails, and crackling dialogue, Monsters: A Love Story is a witty portrait of a relationship gone off the rails and two people who are made for each other--even if they're not so sure they see it that way.

**A Summer Beach Read Pick for Harper's Bazaar, the Associated Press, Purewow, and Refinery29**

"This fast-paced novel will have readers immersed in the heady feeling of an alcohol-fueled affair with one of the sexiest men alive." --

"An addictive page-turner, ripe with seduction and charm, that drops insights into this messy, crazy, wonderful thing called love." --Washington Independent Review of Books

"Entertainingly dyspeptic." --Vogue

"A perfectly imperfect love story."--Bookpage

About the Author

Liz Kay holds an MFA from the University of Nebraska, where she was the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize. She is a founding editor of Spark Wheel Press and the journal burntdistrict. Her work has appeared in Willow Springs, Nimrod, RHINO, Sugar House Review, and Beloit Poetry Journal, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best New Poets anthology. Kay lives in Omaha, Nebraska, with her husband and three children. From the Hardcover edition.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781101982495
ISBN-10: 1101982497
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publication Date: August 1st, 2017
Pages: 384
Language: English