A debut novel about a self-sabotaging Credit Union employee, a cold woman at odds with and alone in the world. She, in no particular order, seduces her lover’s sister, wades through old storage units, tries her hand at pinball, and wonders after her own absent family. Printed in an edition of 500 with silkscreen covers by Nick Butcher of Sonnenzimmer. Featuring a color plate by LA artist Zoe Crosher.
“The dramatic moments are indifferent to themselves; there are no histrionics here. Terri Griffith’s writing recalls mumblecore. Dialogue and description don’t figure much in this story, more ideological than character driven. This all becomes haunting and real and as always, dystopian. So Much Better is a performance of real life, the kind you might want to shake, say “Yes! That’s It!” but sadly. There are details that Griffith gets astonishingly right, especially vis-à-vis the workplace. We need more literature about work, where most people spend their time.” — Katie Nolfi, Bookslut