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Social Creature

Social Creature

by Tara Isabella Burton

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 05/08/2019

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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?

ISBN:
9781408896075
9781408896075
Category:
Thriller / suspense
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
05-08-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
288
Dimensions (mm):
198x129mm
Weight:
0.2kg

"[A] spectacularly impressive debut...A ridiculously assured first novel, told in an utterly original voice"
Alison Flood, 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

"A formidable burlesque...Sharp as a shard of broken mirror"
New York Times Book Review

"Burton does a brilliant job of depicting the toxic charm of such a world...[she] draws us in via her control of the material, the expert way she plays off Lavinia's lavishness against Louise's guile – and our fascination with those wild Manhattan parties"
Guardian

"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

Tara Isabella Burton

Tara Isabella Burton is a writer of fiction and non-fiction. The winner of the Shiva Naipaul Award for Travel Writing, she has completed a Doctorate in Theology at the University of Oxford and is a prodigious travel writer, short story and scriptwriter and essayist.

She works for Vox as their Faith and Religion Correspondent. Tara Isabella Burton lives in New York and divides her time between the Upper East Side and Oxford.

Due to longer than standard delivery times at this time of year, we cannot guarantee that this item will arrive by Christmas.

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