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"A debut about the complexities of gender, power, and fame, told through the story of a young woman's destructive relationship with a legendary writer. It's 2015, and Tatum Vega feels that her life is finally falling into place. Living in sunny Chile with her partner Vera, she spends her days surrounded by art at the museum where she works. She loves this new life, but more than anything, she loves it for helping her forget the decade she spent in New York City; the years she spent orbiting the brilliant and famous author M. Domainguez. But when a reporter calls from the US asking for an interview, the careful separation Tatum has constructed between her past and present begins to crumble. Domainguez has been accused of assault by another woman, and the reporter is looking for corroboration. Tatum agrees to tell her story, but she begins with a clarification: while there are similarities, what happened to the other woman is not what happened to her. As Tatum is forced to reexamine the all-consuming but undefinable relationship that dominated so much of her early adulthood, long-buried questions surface. What did happen between them? And why is she still struggling with the mark the relationship left on her life? Searching for clarity, Tatum decides to tell her story a second way as well: in the form of a letter to Domainguez, recounting and reclaiming the totality of their relationship, from the moment they met to the night the relationship imploded. Told in a dual narrative that alternates between Tatum's present-day and her letter, Like Happiness explores the nuances of a complicated and imbalanced relationship, catalyzing a reckoning with gender, celebrity, memory, Latinx identity, and the unexpected ways power dynamics can manifest"--

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  • 5 of 8 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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Chappaqua Library FICTION VILLARREAL-MOURA (Text)
New Fiction
31005153431723
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Greenburgh Public Library VILLARREAL-MOURA (Text)
New Fiction
31009155099967
Checked out
04/26/2024
Harrison Public Library VILLARREAL-MOURA, U. (Text)
New Fiction
31010300342724
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05/04/2024
Larchmont Public Library VILLARREAL-MOURA (Text)
New Fiction
31014153402635
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04/24/2024
North Castle Public Library FIC VIL (Text)
New Fiction
31001152166766
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Ossining Public Library FICTION (Text)
New Fiction
31021153850234
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Rye Free Reading Room FICTION VILLARREAL-MOURA (Text)
New Fiction
31028153540228
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White Plains Public Library FICTION (Text)
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31544101711950
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