The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel (Paperback)
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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A Novel (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 02/04/2020
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An iconic Hollywood star mysteriously chooses an unknown young journalist to chronicle her life story in this sumptuous tale of ambition, regret and forbidden love from the author of Daisy Jones & the Six.

From the author of Daisy Jones & The Six-an entrancing novel "that speaks to the Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor in us all" (Kirkus Reviews), in which a legendary film actress reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine.

Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.

Summoned to Evelyn's luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the '80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn's story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique's own in tragic and irreversible ways.

A mesmerizing journey through the splendor of old Hollywood into the harsh realities of the present day as two women struggle with what it means-and what it costs-to face the truth.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9781982147662
Number of pages: 400
Dimensions: 210 x 135 x 610 mm
Edition: UK Edition


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Riveting, heart-wrenching, and full of Old Hollywood glamour, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is one of the most captivating reads of 2017.' - BuzzFeed

'The epic adventures Evelyn creates over the course of a lifetime will leave every reader mesmerized. This wildly addictive journey of a reclusive Hollywood starlet and her tumultuous Tinseltown journey comes with unexpected twists and the most satisfying of drama.' -PopSugar

Heartbreaking, yet beautiful.' - Jamie Blynn, Us Weekly

'The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is "Tinseltown drama at its finest".' -Redbook

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“Fabulous Feminist Fictional Auto Biography”

This book has received a lot of hype online in the Booktube community so I was keen to get my hands on it to see for myself what all the fuss was about, so keen in fact, that a went to from Brighton to the only branch... More

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“...star-spangled... ?”

THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO
I feel we have every right to judge Evelyn Hugo.

....Kudos then to the author Taylor Jenkins Reid. Her writing is fluid and direct. She creates an auro around Evelyn, as well as... More

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Emer ALittleHaze

“Fast paced fun read”

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is an intoxicating read. It comes at you hard and fast, and spits you out at the end like you’ve been on the best rollercoaster ride of your life. It’s written in an extremely... More

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