Look at me by Jennifer Egan | Book Report

Appearance.

Our relationship to the image of self that we diligently maintain and project.

The digital personas we create, curate, and/or fabricate.

The alluring illusions of industrialized wealth and the subsequent havoc they have brought upon society, self, and our environments. 

Oh, and the dastardly intentions set by a more-distant kind of extremism bent on obliterating shallow obsessions by bathing them in violence.

These were not topics I expected to encounter when I picked up this book. But, what I found within its pages were a handful of characters – worlds apart in their hopes and dreams, yet lives intersected by blood, lust, and greed – burdened by the relationship fate would have them endure with their identity.

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