Lila Savage’s Say Say Say Is a Breakthrough in Women’s Fiction
The New Republic -

Kirkus Reviews recently called Lila Savage’s debut novel Say Say Say, about a care worker who tends to a middle-aged woman with a serious brain injury, “tedious,” condemning her as “an author who is maybe a little bit too in love with her heroine, not to mention a bit too in love with her own voice.” Kirkus’s anonymous reviewer seemed particularly displeased by the heroine Ella’s healthy self-esteem, taking aim at a metaphor Ella uses for her own beauty: “like a secret lover, she stroked it...

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