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October 01, 2014

Monica Drake



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Monica Drake is a Portland novelist whose second book, The Stud Book, is a meditation on overpopulation. Fortunately, it is disguised as a satire on modern life, especially as it is lived here in Portland. Never mind that stupid cable show that claims to be a satire on life in the Rose City. Drake comes much closer to life here, and does not disdain or feel superior to her characters. The book is fun, and not afraid to tackle dark topics in the pursuit of truth.

The Stud Book by Monica Drake
Hogarth, 2013