“Meet Elodie Harrington, college student and medical anomaly.  From chicken pox to tuberculosis, Elodie suffers such a frequent barrage of illnesses that she moves into the Brown University infirmary.  When charismatic Chess Hunter enters the infirmary with two smashed knees, he and Elodie begin an intense affair, but Chess is only a visitor to Elodie’s perpetual state of medical siege.  As he heals, he moves back to his former life.  Elodie heads in the other direction and begins to see a ghost.  When Professor Mark Kirschling, M.D., gets wind of Elodie, he’s convinced he can make his professional mark by cracking her case but he’s entirely unprepared for what he’s about to encounter.

Andrea Seigel has found a wry, ingenious way to explore the contrast between the first frisson of mortality and a life lived in defiance of it.”

“A satire, ghost story, college romance, and medical drama— all crisply presented in a series of simple and beautifully direct scenes.  Andrea Seigel’s confidence— her intelligence and verve— lets her take risks that sweep the reader along.”
— Bret Easton Ellis, author of American Psycho

“Shot through with light and dark, with strangeness and humor.  [Andrea Seigel] writes my very favorite kind of characters.  Her protagonists are prickly, funny, and smart enough to recognize the scars that the world inflicts on almost everyone.”
—Kelly Link, author of Magic for Beginners

“Sweet and scary, To Feel pulls off its uncanny soap opera with unflappable smarts.”
Time Out New York

“Seigel writes like Ghost World creator Daniel Clowes draws— with careful momentum, unceasing irony and an unspoken claim that eavesdropping is an inalienable right.”—Paste

“Starring yet another memorably morose heroine…The reader should prepare to buckle up for one long, strange, utterly absorbing trip.”
Elle

And if you need a counterpoint:

“Pretentious”
— this girl on the Internet who said I ruined her summer.

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