“What a compelling debut—from the very first page, Sophie McCreesh’s novel hits you with brutality, charm, terror and guts. Every chapter made me twist with anguish and then laugh out loud, a remarkable study of the utter agony that comes with being young and self-destructive. Once More, With Feeling is one of those books that makes you feel a little less alone in how deeply alone you actually feel, a perfect salve for our hyper-anxious and hyper-connected age.” —Scaachi Koul, nationally bestselling author of One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter

“Tragically funny, stark and brisk, Sophie McCreesh’s brilliant debut about a young woman on the cusp perfectly captures that liminal period between youth and adulthood, being high and coming down, making stuff and becoming a real artist. She reminds me of a modern day Jane Bowles or Jean Rhys in her pitilessly honest depiction of what drinking does to and for the soul. Entrancing from start to finish.” – Lisa Gabrielle 


“Sophie McCreesh has written an understated and brilliant work that explores how for young women being ambitious can be terrifying and asking for what they need shameful. Jane moves through a disaffected world making open-eyed observations, which she interprets as callous, but read as touching and empathic. Although Jane is convinced she is a sociopath, her tragedy is to care too much. A random slight at a party can send her into a spiral of despair and self-loathing. Jane is a wondrous character whose terrible life choices are both fascinating and heartbreakingly tender. Although no one around her can seem to love her, the reader most certainly does.” —Heather O’Neill, author of The Lonely Hearts Hotel

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