Join SLOANE CROSLEY—New York Times bestselling author of I Was Told There’d Be Cake and How Did You Get This Number—for a discussion of her anticipated new release “Cult Classic: A Novel.”
BOOK DISCUSSION DETAILS
Thursday June 9, 2022 7:00 PM ET
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave.,
Cambridge, MA 02138
More Details: https://www.harvard.com/event/sloane_crosley1/
About the Author:
Sloane Crosley is the author of the New York Times bestsellers I Was Told There’d Be Cake and How Did You Get This Number as well as the novel, The Clasp. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications and anthologies. A two-time finalist for The Thurber Prize for American Humor and contributing editor at Vanity Fair, she lives in New York City.
About the Book:
Hilariously insightful and delightfully suspenseful, Cult Classic is an original: a masterfully crafted tale of love, memory, morality, and mind control, as well as a fresh foray into the philosophy of romance.
MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK of 2022 by Glamour, W, Nylon, Fortune, Lit Hub, The Millions, TIME and more!
One night in New York City’s Chinatown, a woman is at a work reunion dinner with former colleagues when she excuses herself to buy a pack of cigarettes. On her way back, she runs into a former boyfriend. And then another. And . . . another. Soon nothing is quite what it seems as the city becomes awash with ghosts of heartbreaks past.
What would normally pass for coincidence becomes something far stranger as our heroine, the recently engaged Lola, must contend not only with the viability of her current relationship but the fact that both her best friend and her former boss, a magazine editor turned mystical guru, might have an unhealthy investment in the outcome. Memories of the past swirl and converge in ways both comic and eerie, as Lola is forced to decide if she will surrender herself to the conspiring of one very contemporary cult.
Is it possible to have a happy ending in an age when the past is ever at your fingertips and sanity is for sale? With her gimlet eye, Sloane Crosley spins a wry literary fantasy that is equal parts page-turner and poignant portrayal of alienation.