“Ashley Ream’s heroine slipped directly from the page into my heart! A fresh and funny, achingly touching debut.”
— Tish Cohen, author of The Truth About Delilah Blue
World renowned artist and sharp-tongued wit Clementine Pritchard has decided that she’s done. After flushing away a medicine cabinet full of prescriptions, she gives herself thirty days to tie up loose ends—finish one last painting, make nice with her ex-husband and find a home for her cat. Clementine plans to spend the month she has left in a swirl of artworld parties, manic work sessions, and outrageous acts—but what she doesn’t expect is to uncover secrets surrounding the tragedy that befell her mother and sister. In an ending no one sees coming, will we lose Clementine or will we find her?
A bold debut from an exciting new voice, Losing Clementine is a wonderfully entertaining and poignant novel about unanticipated selfdiscovery that features one of the most irresistible, if deeply flawed, characters to grace contemporary fiction in years.
“With her razor wit and over-it-all candor, Clementine makes for a fascinating companion, and Ream manages to craft an engaging and impressive debut without soft-pedaling how very sick Clementine is. You’ll sure miss her when she’s gone…Hip and hilarious portrait of a crazy person.” – Kirkus
“Ream’s debut is rich with detail, fully illustrating Clementine’s world from her artwork to her love affair with food…the story is told with an unexpectedly fresh and humorous voice. Fans of dark comedy should add Ream to their list of authors to watch.” – Library Journal
“Ashley Ream gives us an exceptional novel with a clear, strong voice, teasing out all of the absurdities of life and all that makes it so wonderful and terrible.” – Tulsa Book Review