A List of Shortcomings
Lot is a young woman who suffers from panic attacks and compulsive thoughts. With the support of her psychiatrist, she tries to escape the undermining influence of her narcissistic father, who sends her letters listing her shortcomings.
Lot writes letters of her own, to her late mother who was a bohemian – ‘Saving money is stealing from yourself’ – and full of life.
This tightly structured novel alternates between the letters and Lot’s therapy sessions. How can Lot rid herself of her obsessions with sled dogs which are frozen in the ice and children crying in the gas chambers? A poignant, witty novel about the impact of growing up with a narcissistic parent.