Our heroine is an alcoholic lesbian virgin who moves to San Francisco to be with her Philosophy of Nonviolence professor and the professor's two lovers, also Nonviolence alumni. 19-year-old Francesca is a cutter, who also has crushes on her sponsor, another waitress, and a soap opera character. All the relationships are incestuous and manipulative--just so you know what you're getting into with this novel.
Liebegott gets late-teenage angst right, but it's kind of painful to read, and you want to smack Irene, the ten-years-older community college professor, not to mention Gustavo, the one penis in the complicated equation.
"Guess what," I told Andy, "I just quit my job."
"Did you make a real big scene when you quit?" he asked wide-eyed.
I think a serious, "How am I living up to my anarchist potential?" assessment is necessary when I quit a job in the future."