The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories by Marina Keegan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Marina Keegan was only 22 when she was died in a car accident. Newly graduated from Yale and ready to continue her budding career as a writer, we are left with a collection of work from her short life. Half of the book is short stories, and the other half essays. You can see glimmers of what she would have potentially grown into as a writer. Her voice, as you would expect, is very young. She's in college; her life has barely started. I liked some of the stories, didn't like some others. These are stories that wouldn't have been published under other circumstances.
Overall, three stars, but I'm having a hard time separating the tragedy of a life cut short from the actual work, so actually 2.5.
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