Normal People Don't Live Like This

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Normal People Don't Live Like This

By Dylan Landis

Persea Books, Paperback, 9780892553549, 181pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2009

No one, though, alienates Leah more than her mother, Helen. Estranged yet intertwined, they struggle within the confines of their personalities, unaware of how similar their paths are. Just when they seem at a lonely impasse, each makes an impulsive change Leah taking a risky trip abroad, Helen renting a secret room in a welfare hotel. Jolted from their old patterns, the two of them independently glimpse the possibility of a more hopeful life Dylan Landis is a gifted portraitist of unforgettable female characters.Normal People Don t Live Like This is a striking debut.