“With deadpan restraint, Linden captures the drifting disenfranchisement of post-collegiate life—its pretensions and joys, its cubicles and cats, and all those vegan boyfriends demanding their share of the rent.” —Caitlin Macy, author of Spoiled
“Gillian Linden is a master of the understatement and a magician of the unsaid. These stories are narrated in voices soft in tone, but you’d be wise to listen up. The protagonists appear to be lovely young women, but watch your back. Breezy style belies a dark and devious undercurrent. Consider the ingenious title: Remember How I Told You I Loved You? Whatever comes next, it’s not going to be sweet. This is a memorable collection of stories.” —Binnie Kirshenbaum, author of The Scenic Route
From a brilliant new literary voice, a collection of stories that follow a young woman from delayed adolescence to (delayed) adulthood. Through college, careers, love affairs, and marriages, Linden’s characters try to sort out what separates the passing from the permanent, the actual from the possible, and exactly how involved you really have to be in the basic questions of your life. From familiar patterns—ambiguous friendships, uncertain love affairs, unfulfilling jobs—Linden has created a sharp and intimate take on romance and infidelity, trust and betrayal.
A deadpan narrative about hesitation and doubt and how to rid your apartment of mice, Remember How I Told You I Loved You? is by turns witty, moving, and darkly humorous.