Nothing Apocalyptic and psychologically attentive I was moved Tao Lin New York Times Book Review A marvelously scathing indictment of a generation that has no choice but to burn From Nothing s outset Wirth

  • Title: Nothing
  • Author: Anne Marie Wirth Cauchon
  • ISBN: 9781937512118
  • Page: 359
  • Format: Paperback
  • Apocalyptic and psychologically attentive I was moved Tao Lin, New York Times Book Review A marvelously scathing indictment of a generation that has no choice but to burn From Nothing s outset, Wirth Cauchon crafts scenes with complexity and a scary prescience Nothing is a riveting first piece of scripture from our newest prophet of misspent youth Paste Like a Apocalyptic and psychologically attentive I was moved Tao Lin, New York Times Book Review A marvelously scathing indictment of a generation that has no choice but to burn From Nothing s outset, Wirth Cauchon crafts scenes with complexity and a scary prescience Nothing is a riveting first piece of scripture from our newest prophet of misspent youth Paste Like a movie adaptation of Daria as directed by Gregg Araki The energy almost makes each page glow Though this novel starts as Bret Easton Ellis, it ends as Nick Cave thunderous, apocalyptic The move into the grand and mythic separates Nothing from the usual stuff concerning the bored and the pretty Electric Literature Nothing feels like the descendent of the masterful short stories of Denis Johnson s Jesus Son A noteworthy debut Bustle A burning mean and darkly mysterious read Joy Williams I could tell you that Anne Marie Wirth Cauchon has written an utterly contemporary novel of our fragmented culture, a novel that I think might be the great American novel of the selfie, brilliantly alternating the narratives of two young travelers partying and searching and losing themselves in the wild West a Kerouac hitchhiker juxtaposed with the nihilistic, wanting, wandering Ruth and her toxic friendship with her prettier best friend But this is what I want to tell you this is what you need to know Anne Marie Wirth Cauchon writes like a beast, brutal and ecstatic You need to read this Kate Zambreno An edgy debut Cauchon s characters have serrated edges they ll get under the reader s skin Publishers Weekly Claustrophobic It s August and the hills are on fire and I m reading Nothing I see Wirth Cauchon s characters lurking around Missoula, outside the bars and walking along the river, lost and fucked up, abused and abusers, seekers, trustafarians, and ne er do wells Stuck in the limbo of youthful identity crisis, desperate for a way in or a way out Jeff AmentRuth traded a dead end life in Minneapolis for a dead end life in Missoula But in Missoula, she s got Bridget Bridget was gorgeous but that wasn t it, that didn t quite explain it What explained it was the curse The curse of the unreasonably pretty, the curse of cult leaders and dictators It sucked everyone to her, it consumed her, made her untouchable After a local girl dies at a party, signaling the end of fun for the twentysomethings of Missoula, James and Ruth become involved But jealousy over Bridget quickly complicates things.Nothing announces a nervy and assertive new voice, while also capturing the angst and foreboding that could mark it as an even grander generational statement.
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    • Stephen says:

      Who wants to read angst filled blather about twenty something party hobos drinking and smoking cigarettes and rolling cigarettes and drinking? Not me. There are wildfires is Missoula. There's smoke everywhere. That is the essence. There's a twist you see coming a mile off, but hope it'll be pulled off with some panache. It isn't. I think I knew I was not going to find anything to like when I read this passage:A wind started, strongish, and it blew a bit of trash up the street, a plastic bag and [...]

    • Lauren says:

      this book sucks the air out of the room. it has power. it gave me nightmares. the world of this story is mean and scary and there is nowhere to run, but you wouldn't want to run even if you could because it is riveting. you just can't look away. and holding these characters in your sight is worth it because, after going through their sickness and pain and the haze of their wandering days, you will get to see what becomes of them. well-crafted, terrifying story from this great new author.

    • Marie says:

      like any flame, "nothing" writhes and dances, sparks and spreads as it consumes. its heat pulls you in closer even as you're conscious that you're burning, too. read it for the writing, to go along for the ride, because you believe in spontaneous human combustion.

    • Marvin says:

      Novel following dual first-person narrators in Missoula, Montana, in the midst of a terrible rash of forest fires. As destruction grows closer and closer to the mountain-valley town--the sense of impending doom works great throughout the novel--young Ruth feels trapped and tries to determine the nature of her relationship with fellow bar-hopping, drug-enthusiast, party-girl Bridget, and equally young James drifts into town chasing a romantic vision of vagrancy and searching for clues about the f [...]

    • Susie says:

      I gave this book 3.5/5 stars on InsatiableBooksluts. A review copy was provided by Two Dollar Radio."This book was a tad disappointing, I have to admit. Nothing in this book surprised me--which, for a book that is partially built around some mysterious unanswered questions, that's not good. BUT. That having been said? Nothing is still better than probably 85% of what's being published. It's a fairly strong offering from Anne Marie Wirth Cauchon and I'll be watching for her work in the future.Th [...]

    • Emily says:

      The narrative flows with both a breathy intensity and a cool hollowness in Anne Marie Wirth Cauchon's debut novel, NOTHING. The rise and fall of a toxic friendship, the pulsing house parties that stop after a girl dies, the wildfires and mountains, the middle class kid who hops trains to Missoula to find the truth about his father -- they swirl and converge and blur together like smoke in your eyes, but the light, it's sharpened and heightened somehow too. She captures perfectly that early adult [...]

    • Angela says:

      I had to stop reading because I was annoyed halfway through, and felt it would be one of those books that would and up frustrating me more than giving me any enjoyment. Is it a man or a woman? The main character seems to be a different gender depending on which period of the story you're reading (hobo: male, party-kid: female). In the end, I didn't read it regularly enough to understand the lesser characters, who were briefly mentioned, but ended up playing significant roles in the story. Charac [...]

    • Matty says:

      It was interesting, but not great. A good read. About a boy wondering what happened to his father in Montana, and a girl wondering if her life is nothing all in Missoula, Montana during the apocalypse of forest fires, Nothing is about a lot actually. I enjoyed this read, in the sense that I could get through it, but there was nothing about the book that was very exciting. I'm wondering what it was missing, but it was missing nothing, and I'm wondering what it had that was exceptional, but nothin [...]

    • Brooks says:

      It's suffocating. The wildfires in Missoula force all the self-absorbed twenty somethings in the book closer and closer together. And the characters are self-absorbed; which could be irritating, but it sets the scene of the novel really well. The story builds to something too (not always a given when the main characters are listless and self-involved) which I appreciated quite a bit.Another really good book from Two Dollar Radio.

    • Jeff Raymond says:

      I don't have a lot to say about this book. It's an unsettling, sometimes confusing but definitely demanding, apocalyptic novel. It's not a survival tale per se, but it has those elements, and it's sort of a human tale, but maybe about humanity more than about humans themselves.A good read, and one I'm glad I read and glad I own, but I'm not 100% sure what to make of it. Those are sometimes great books to read though. If it has me thinking about it this much a week after reading it

    • Tobias says:

      Taut, focused story with a naturalistic yet apocalyptic setting. (Specifically: Montana in the midst of wildfires.) Well-rendered, deeply damaged characters; kinda Denis Johnson-y in places. (Which is not a bad thing at all.)

    • Dennis Gerwing says:

      Can't remember what prompted me to put this on my "books-to-read" list. I liked the author's use of two narrators, but unfortunately their more or less alternate narration was pretty much about well, the title of the novel tells it all.

    • Ryan Bradford says:

      While the story isn't necessarily new—horrible kids experiencing ennui from their party lifestyle—the writing is so ferocious and original that the treaded plot feels alien. It's like a post-apocalyptic Hold Steady song. Feel slightly shaken after reading it.

    • Kailin says:

      although there were some brilliant angsty bit in here, the overall story was lacking, and i was not necessarily convinced by the characters.

    • Craig says:

      Nearly perfect in what it sets out to do. Highly cinematic. Hard to shake off.

    • Jordan Larson says:

      "Evacuation was for yuppies."

    • Josh says:

      I really want to like this book, and there are parts that are fantastic, but I just can't.

    • Luke says:

      Loved this. Like an episode of 'Girls' written by Bret Easton Ellis and directed by Gregg Araki.

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