Social Creature (Hardback)Tara Isabella Burton (author)
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A friendship to die for.
A Ripley story for the Instagram age set in contemporary New York; a world at once sophisticated and sordid, irresistible and irresponsible, unforgettable yet unattainable.
Louise is struggling to survive in New York; juggling a series of poorly paid jobs, renting a shabby flat, being cat-called by her creepy neighbour, she dreams of being a writer. And then one day she meets Lavinia. Lavinia who has everything - looks, money, clothes, friends, an amazing apartment...
Lavinia invites Louise into her charmed circle, takes her to underground speakeasies, the opera, shares her clothes, her drugs, her Uber account. Louise knows that this can't last for ever, but just how far is she prepared to go to have this life? Or rather, to have Lavinia's life?
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 564 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm
'[A] spectacularly impressive debut ... A ridiculously assured first novel, told in an utterly original voice that doesn't waver - even when it tackles body disposal' - Alison Flood, The Observer
'If you crossed Gossip Girl with The Talented Mr Ripley and added Whit Stillman's dialogue to the mix, you might come close to the feel of Burton's glittering story of identity theft. Sure to be on every smart beach lounger this summer' - The i
'An irresistible novel about a toxic friendship taken to the extreme, full of dark New York glamour, decadence and bohemia ... So many novels are compared to The Secret History and The Talented Mr. Ripley in the digital age, but in this case it's absolutely justified' - Elle
'Meet your new one-sitting read: a stunning New York-set novel about a woman with nothing who befriends a woman with everything, and decides that she'd like her life. Think The Talented Mr Ripley meets The Secret History meets Gossip Girl' - Sarra Manning, Red
'If you enjoyed The Talented Mr Ripley, you'll love this ... [A] gripping takedown of contemporary New York society' - Stylist *
'I read Social Creature in one breathless rush. It's a wild nightmarish ride through a New York City of decadence & broken dreams, faking it & fucking up, love & lies & lies & more lies. This is the missing link between Bret Easton Ellis & The Secret History' - Emma Flint, author of Little Deaths
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