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How to Be Safe

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A Washington Post Notable Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

"Explosive" –Entertainment Weekly

"Scalding" –The New Yorker

"One of the most highly acclaimed novels of the year thus far." –Bustle

FORMER TEACHER HAD MOTIVE. Recently suspended for a so-called outburst, high school English teacher Anna Crawford is stewing over the injustice at home when she is shocked to see herself named on television as a suspect in a shooting at the school where she works. Though she is quickly exonerated, and the actual teenage murderer identified, her life is nevertheless held up for relentless scrutiny and judgment as this quiet town descends into media mania. Gun sales skyrocket, victims are transformed into martyrs, and the rules of public mourning are ruthlessly enforced. Anna decides to wholeheartedly reject the culpability she's somehow been assigned, and the rampant sexism that comes with it, both in person and online. A piercing feminist howl written in trenchant prose, How to Be Safe is a compulsively readable, darkly funny exposé of the hypocrisy that ensues when illusions of peace are shattered.

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Publisher: Liveright

Kindle Book

  • Release date: May 25, 2018

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781631494147
  • File size: 1900 KB
  • Release date: May 25, 2018

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781631494147
  • File size: 1900 KB
  • Release date: May 25, 2018

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Kindle Book
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subjects

Fiction Literature

Languages

English

A Washington Post Notable Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year

"Explosive" –Entertainment Weekly

"Scalding" –The New Yorker

"One of the most highly acclaimed novels of the year thus far." –Bustle

FORMER TEACHER HAD MOTIVE. Recently suspended for a so-called outburst, high school English teacher Anna Crawford is stewing over the injustice at home when she is shocked to see herself named on television as a suspect in a shooting at the school where she works. Though she is quickly exonerated, and the actual teenage murderer identified, her life is nevertheless held up for relentless scrutiny and judgment as this quiet town descends into media mania. Gun sales skyrocket, victims are transformed into martyrs, and the rules of public mourning are ruthlessly enforced. Anna decides to wholeheartedly reject the culpability she's somehow been assigned, and the rampant sexism that comes with it, both in person and online. A piercing feminist howl written in trenchant prose, How to Be Safe is a compulsively readable, darkly funny exposé of the hypocrisy that ensues when illusions of peace are shattered.

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