Amy Long has woven the complex threads of need, love, pain, and attachment into a stunningly beautiful and gripping collection. This is a necessary and resonant book, finely wrought and boldly presented.
Sonya Huber, author of Pain Woman Takes Your Keys
Against all the easy recovery narratives, against all the Opioid Crisis Hand-Wringing, stands this heart-stopping book: ferociously written, powerfully felt, absolutely persuasive in its extraordinary nakedness, bravery, and gallows humor. Brilliant.
David Shields, author of Reality Hunger and The Trouble with Men
Vividly drawn, disarmingly forthright, and darkly seductive, Amy Long’s Codependence redefines what it means to take drugs, fall in love, and belong to a family. Exhibiting a mastery of narrative form and structure while documenting one woman’s attempt to articulate her pain––as well as the lengths she will go to eradicate it––this book represents a stunning and singular debut.
Matthew Vollmer, author of Permanent Exhibit