Peggy and Greta

The difficult path to self-acceptance
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May 2021, no. 431
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Nothing to See by Pip Adam

Giramondo, $29.95 pb, 384 pp

Peggy and Greta

The difficult path to self-acceptance
by
May 2021, no. 431

Pip Adam’s third novel, Nothing to See, is a multifaceted and complex work. The complications begin immediately, as we meet the protagonist, Peggy and Greta, who are a recovering alcoholic. The odd combination of the singular and plural here is intentional. As far as appearances go, Peggy and Greta are different individuals with separate bodies and separate minds. Nonetheless, they share one life in an arrangement made difficult by the discomfort and lack of understanding they face at every step. They became two at the lowest moment in their history, when the crushing weight of trauma and alcohol addiction became too much for a single person to bear. One individual whose choices were limited to recovery or death thus became two.

Maks Sipowicz reviews 'Nothing to See' by Pip Adam

Nothing to See

by Pip Adam

Giramondo, $29.95 pb, 384 pp

Buy this book

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