By Wednesday, all she can think about is the paycheck on Friday night. She gives up being "good," bringing a bottle of rum and a can of Coke in a bag along with her sandwiches.-- Cleans Up Nicely by Linda Dahl.
THE BOOK: "When twenty-something artist Erica Mason moves from laidback Mexico to Manhattan in the mid-1970s, she finds a hard-edged, decadent, and evolving art scene. Her life there leads her to a self-destructive string of affairs with men, alcohol, and drugs – but also, ultimately, to the self-respect that has long eluded her."
The mid-70s New York scene is fascinating, even though watching the heroine on her train wreck is gut-wrenching. But I know things are going to work out -- I read the blurb above!
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