All I Ask

All I Ask

A little before seven in the morning, Stacey wakes to the police pounding on her door. They search her home and seize her computer and her phone, telling her they’re looking for “illegal digital material.” Left to unravel what’s happened, Stacey must find a way to take back the privacy and freedom she feels she has lost.

Luckily, she has her friends. Smart and tough and almost terrifyingly open, Stacey and her circle are uncommonly free of biases and boundaries, but this incident reveals how they are still susceptible to society’s traps. Navigating her way through friendship, love, and sex, Stacey strives to restore her self-confidence and to actualize the most authentic way to live her life — one that acknowledges both her power and her vulnerability, her joy and her fear.

All I Ask is a bold and bracing exploration of what it’s like to be young in a time when everything and nothing seems possible. With a playwright’s ear for dialogue and a wry, delicate confidence, Eva Crocker writes with a compassionate but unsentimental eye on human nature that perfectly captures the pitfalls of relying on the people you love.

Title:All I Ask
ISBN:9781487006075
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    All I Ask Reviews

  • Bandit

    One of the best and most memorable moments of the entire show Girls was when the creator/lead proclaims she might be the voice of her generations…or a voice of a generation. So here’s the thing…...

  • Stella

    This....had a good start. Cops bust into a house and take Stacey's phone and computers. What then follows is a rambling diatribe about being poor in your 20s. I did not enjoy this.It's the definition ...

  • Teena in Toronto

    Stacey is a 26-year-old aspiring actress living in St. John's, NF. She works for a theatre in the box office and as a bartender, and picks up odd jobs doing voiceover work. Her best friend is Viv and ...

  • Jill S

    This is more like a 3.5, but rounding up for Newfoundland setting and queer rep.I'm thrilled that All I Ask is on the 2020 Giller Prize longlist, and I think deservedly so. The characters are really s...

  • Rebecca

    Very meandering but I found this book super addictive. The hyper-precise descriptions of adolescence in mid-aughts Atlantic Canada were painfully accurate. Awful jacket design and even worse blurb/sum...

  • Megan

    I feel like I just relived my angst filled 20's. It was captured beautifully. ...

  • Alyssa

    A few things that I liked most: the quick dialogue, the flawed characters, and the precise Canadian references. I've never been to St John's but being Canadian was enough to connect me to this story. ...

  • prescribed

    The level of bizarre detail in this book makes it feel more than cinematic and biographical, but like deja vu. I was so entrenched in the scenes, that the main character, Stacey, became me and I saw t...

  • Mark Brown

    The story starts strong, very clear and exact. One criticism I have is that it rambled sometimes. This is one of those books where the good parts are good. The beginning when the police come and that ...

  • Kate

    "The three of us murmured goodnight and Viv started walking toward her new house. I watched her back as she pulled a mitt out of each pocket. It was strange for the night to end without us debriefing ...