Myriam Lacroix

How It Works Out

How It Works Out


What if you could rewrite your relationship, again and again, until it works out?

‘A stunner of a debut’ NANA KWAME ADJEI-BRENYAH
‘A cause for celebration’ GEORGE SAUNDERS
‘Exhilaratingly good’ KELLY LINK

When Myriam and Allison fall in love at a show in a run-down punk house, their relationship begins to unfold through a series of hypotheticals:

What if they became mothers by finding a baby in an alley?
What if the only cure for Myriam’s depression was Allison’s flesh?
How much darker - or sexier - would their dynamic be if one were a power-hungry CEO, and the other her lowly employee?

From the fantasies of early romance to the slow encroaching of heartbreak, each reality builds to complete a brilliant and painfully funny portrait of love’s many promises and perils.


'Wow. I will be reading everything Myriam Lacroix puts out'

'Everything Everywhere All at Once for U-haul lesbians... I'm diving in again'

'I haven't read anything like it before... Fantastic debut'