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Daphne
Daphne | Will Boast
15 posts | 6 read | 1 reading | 13 to read
Elegantly written and profoundly moving, this spellbinding debut affirms Boast's reputation as a "new young American voice for the ages" (Tom Franklin). Born with a rare (and real) condition in which she suffers degrees of paralysis when faced with intense emotion, Daphne has few close friends and even fewer lovers. Like her mythic namesake, even one touch can freeze her. But when Daphne meets shy, charming Ollie, her well-honed defenses falter, and she's faced with an impossible choice: cling to her pristine, manicured isolation or risk the recklessness of real intimacy. Set against the vivid backdrop of a San Francisco flush with money and pulsing with protest, Daphne is a gripping and tender modern fable that explores both self-determination and the perpetual fight between love and safety.Praise for Will Boast: "Remarkable."-- Phillip Lopate"[Boast] can really write."-- Ann Beattie"So essential, so alive, so immediate."-- Jesmyn Ward
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sailu112
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Mehso-so

Inspite of the not so good reviews I picked thi book since it was a book we were talking about in our book club and also since it said it was a " romance novel". I like a complex protagonist character so thought it was interesting until I hit half of the book. After that it was hard to take the same thing over and over. There is no proper character arc or story arc. I had to read through the end expecting something to change but nothing changed.

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Samara_Kipnis
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“...I had to labor not to add his pain to my own” (10).

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Samara_Kipnis
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“We like to think our personalities are something we mold and hone. We think we build our own fates. But, no, we grow like a 🌳 does when it finds itself pushing against a boulder or a street sign of the hulk of a blasted building; we bend and warp ourselves to the shape of the impediment” (63).

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Dukesalot
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An enjoyable read! While getting more books from the #library, I saw this book in the new fiction, and was immediately drawn in by the beautiful cover. After reading the the synopsis, I was intrigue by the idea that the main lead of the story struggles with keeping in control of her #emotions and a new romantic interests challenges her built up principles. Not knowing the story of #Daphne and #Apollo didn‘t interfere with the story for me.

Bamazin Welcome to litsy! 1y
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Dukesalot @Bamazin thank you! 1y
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SW-T
Daphne | Will Boast
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Mehso-so

Interesting idea with lots of potential, but it didn‘t really come together for me. Wanted to root for Daphne, Ollie, and even Daphne‘s friend Brook, but none of them seemed fully fleshed out enough to connect with them.

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Daphne | Will Boast
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Anyone else remove the #bookjacket while reading? This one is so beautiful I don‘t want to risk the handling. #offitgoes

wanderinglynn Yes! If I read a hardback, I always remove the dust jacket. 2y
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Bundoolin
Daphne | Will Boast
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Pickpick

This book is as great as the cover

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Bundoolin
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Morning reading w toffee ❤️ #catsoflitsy

LauraBrook What a cutie! 😽😽 2y
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I am not one to buy brand new books very often but I pre-ordered this one as soon as I heard about it. Like Daphne I too have a rare disease which includes episodic paralysis triggered by intense emotion. Up until a few years ago I never realized there was anyone else in the entire world like myself so the possibility of being able to relate with a character in a novel is beyond exciting for me! And bonus... the book jacket is gorgeous! 😍

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Waynegjr
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This book is not titled “Daphne Will Boast”.

LeahBergen And now I can‘t “unsee” that. 😂 2y
IheartYA Well that's poor font and placement. 😕 2y
saresmoore Ha! 2y
emily_m_tubb Haha! Caught me out 😂 2y
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mdemanatee
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The author isn‘t a Hoosier but I love a good “there‘s more than corn in Indiana” reference. It also places you geographically because my friend who grew up in Southern Indiana has apparently NEVER heard this jingle. I was flabbergasted.

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mdemanatee
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I am kicking off a staycation where my only firm plans are to read as much as humanly possible (Though I also need to go grocery shopping because I have been bad and lazy in my eating habits lately. I like eating, I just don‘t always have the patience for the shopping and cooking. Working on it.). But for now, I am starting with this.

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gossamerchild
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I'm cheating a bit in that this book is being released in the #future 😁. Fascinating premise-the woman becomes paralyzed (literally) whenever she feels intense emotion. It's a retelling of the Daphne and Apollo myth, which I'm going to have to read up on after this. Isn't the cover amazing? 🤩🤩

#readingresolutions @Jess7

LauraJ Lovely! Hope what‘s inside is just as appealing. I love a good myth retelling! 2y
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gossamerchild
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Look at this amazing looking #arc I received from #norton 🤩🤩 I'm very much looking forward to jump into this #retelling of the Daphne and Apollo story! I 💖 mythology!

TricksyTails Lovely cover! I love mythology and can't wait to see what you think of this. 2y
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