Love Me Back

Honoree, 5 Under 35 2013

Love Me Back cover
ISBN 9780385538077
Doubleday
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Merritt Tierce

Merritt Tierce was born and raised in Texas. She received her MFA in fiction writing from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was named a Meta Rosenberg Fellow. More about this author >

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Marie is a waitress at an upscale Dallas steakhouse, attuned to the appetites of her patrons and gifted at hiding her private struggle as a young single mother behind an easy smile and a crisp white apron. It’s a world of long hours and late nights, and Marie often gives in to self-destructive impulses, losing herself in a tangle of bodies and urgent highs as her desire for obliteration competes with a stubborn will to survive.

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Merritt Tierce reading at 2013 5 Under 35, Intro by Ben Fountain, Read by Fiona Maazel

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