Ruins: A Novel: Parts 1 & 2

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Ruins is literary fiction. Parts one and two amount to 28122 words. It is set in my hometown of Omaha, Nebraska and Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The reader follows the protagonist Mia Knoll, a nihilist and fiery woman, as she looks at her life in retrospect. Mia seeks to name the melancholic love she wants through her sometimes requited relationship with her high school obsession, Steph Stein. Ruins is an unapologetically millennial novel, featuring an unreliable narrator, disillusioned characters, and immense feigned privilege. It is no secret to the reader, she will never get the love she seeks.

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