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NYT Gen-X is a Mess Booklist

Choire Sicha's list of formative books for the Gen-X Generation

18 items


Kincaid, Jamaica. |

City of boys

Nugent, Beth. |

Anywhere but here

Simpson, Mona. |

People in trouble

Schulman, Sarah, 1958- |

The house on Mango Street

Cisneros, Sandra. |

American psycho : a novel

Ellis, Bret Easton. |


Cooper, Dennis, 1953- |

Parable of the sower

Butler, Octavia E., author. |

The broom of the system

Wallace, David Foster. |

Chelsea girls

Myles, Eileen. |

Civil wars

Jordan, June, 1936-2002. |

Bastard out of Carolina

Allison, Dorothy, 1949- |

Geek love

Dunn, Katherine. |

Blood and guts in high school

Acker, Kathy, 1948-1997. |