Come and Get It

Come and Get It
Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction, Literary Fiction
Tag: Audiobooks
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publication Year: 2024
ISBN: 9780593328200

Millie is a resident advisor in a dorm at the University of Arkansas. She's a slightly older student, with dreams of buying her own house. Agatha is a guest professor who is conducting research for a project on wedding traditions--but she soon finds the lives of the residents to be more fascinating fodder. Millie agrees to help Agatha, and as the narrative shifts focus in each chapter, we are treated to multiple perspectives on the many characters in this book as they each try to find tenuous connections to one another but ultimately only act in their own self-interest.

While this book had a number of sharp observations on race, class, and sexuality throughout, the lack of a discernable plot made them fall a bit flat. The characters were all interesting enough, but sticking with it without anything to drive this forward was hard. I really liked Reid's debut, Such a Fun Age, but this was a disappointing follow-up.

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Publisher’s Description

A fresh and provocative story about a residential assistant and her messy entanglement with a professor and three unruly students.

It’s 2017 at the University of Arkansas. Millie Cousins, a senior resident assistant, wants to graduate, get a job, and buy a house. So when Agatha Paul, a visiting professor and writer, offers Millie an easy yet unusual opportunity, she jumps at the chance. But Millie’s starry-eyed hustle becomes jeopardised by odd new friends, vengeful dorm pranks and illicit intrigue.

A fresh and intimate portrait of desire, consumption and reckless abandon, Come and Get It is a tension-filled story about money, indiscretion, and bad behavior.

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