Everything Must Go (Paperback)Jenny Fran Davis (author)
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'A witty portrayal of a certain type of uber-conscious New York millennial . . . a comic, self deprecatory illustration of the conflict between our projected self-image, versus the reality' Financial Times
Flora Goldwasser is private school perfection - all wrapped up in a vintage Grace Kelly dress. But when she leaves elite Manhattan for an academy of unwashed hippies and ironic hipsters in the Hudson Valley, Flora discovers that when it comes to popularity and approval there is no commutative property. Her love of Maison Kayser macaroons, perfect French conjugation, Jackie Kennedy sunglasses, and Audrey Hepburn movies make her the ultimate outsider in a land of kale, quinoa, and tattered tunics.
Told through a collage of letters, emails and clippings, Everything Must Go is a thoughtful, nuanced story about identity, sex, friendship, and the bridges we cross (and burn) as we grow into ourselves. A budding Marxist, a Jenna Lyons doppelganger, and a jacked dude named Agnes come together with a vending machine full of vintage accessories as Flora throws off the mantle of expectations, assumptions, and perfection -- the trappings of her old life.
Everything Must Go is an offbeat, modern novel with emotionally rich and compelling characters.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 197 x 128 x 26 mm
Funny, witty and feminist, you'll fall in love with Flora. * Stylist magazine *
Coined as a "modern coming of age" story, it's really so much more than that. Davis's voice is so rich, funny and compelling that you'll implore her to do nothing but write more books as the world truly needs more - STAT. * In Style *
A quirky, self-aware book that makes a change from the usual high school fiction. * Running in Heels *
Imagine Blair Waldorf in a hippie commune as told by Maria Semple. Simple, entertaining joy. * Emerald Street *
An inventive debut from a young New York writer that explores the conflicting impulses of smart millennial women . . . a quirky, modern Bildungsroman . . . it recalls the young-adult worlds of writers like Maria Semple. * Irish Times *
A witty portrayal of a certain type of uber-conscious New York millennial . . . a comic, self-deprecatory illustration of the conflict between our projected self-image, versus the reality. * Financial Times *
Davis's smart and witty debut captures a girl's changing attitude and gradual acclimation to a very different environment. Filled with vibrant characters, it balances gentle jabs at pop culture and self-righteousness with thought-provoking ideas about feminist ideals and human frailties. * Publishers Weekly, starred review *
An introspective, feminist, nuanced story that is difficult to place in any one box. This standout debut is as empowering for readers as it is for its protagonist. * Booklist *
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