Mary Gaitskill’s Veronica: A Spotlight On Our Motives for Being “Good” For Impure Reasons

We all want to believe we are good. That at the core behind our bad behavior is inherent benevolence. Often, this is why we try so hard being good, as opposed to simply being. Mary Gaitskill’s second novel (we’re not including the short story collections), Veronica, highlights this concept with ease and discomfiture through the medium of her demi-protagonist, Alison. As an attractive¬†girl who has … Continue reading Mary Gaitskill’s Veronica: A Spotlight On Our Motives for Being “Good” For Impure Reasons