One Fifth Avenue, the Art Deco beauty towering over Manhattan's hippest neighbourhood, is a one-of-a-kind address, the sort of building you have to earn your way into - one way or another.
For the women in Candace Bushnell's stellar new novel, One Fifth Avenue is at the heart of the lives they've carefully established, or hope to establish. There is Schiffer Diamond, a forty-something actress busily proving that women of style are truly ageless. There is spoiled, self-assured Lola, who is determined to launch herself into society and the arms of the right man by clawing a way into the building. Annalisa is the wife of a hedge fund manager and reluctant socialite, while bitter Mindy is married to an under-published writer and has been the family breadwinner for too long. And then there is Enid, the glamorous grande dame and gossip columnist, who has lived at One Fifth Avenue for decades, and sees everything there is to see from her penthouse view . . .
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In her fifth book about ambitious, covetous, pampered New Yorkers, Candace Bushnell laments the decline of art, the bitchiness of gossip and the crass commercialisation of publishing * Sydney Morning Herald * Bushnell on the page is a far darker, more interesting creature than Bushnell on the screen . . . It gets at the deep truth of shallow people * TIME Magazine * Bushnell's fifth novel is a sexy and stylish romp, which won't disappoint diehard fans * Marie Claire * A tale befitting over the-top NY with greed, glamour, sexual favours and even death. A great escapist read * Herald Sun * One, Fifth Avenue, is Melrose Place for a select medley of Manhattan mavens * Vogue * Truly, the creative mind behind a woman like Carrie Bradshaw can do no wrong * Shop til You Drop * ** 'Bushnell's unparalleled ability to capture type borders in uncanny; the perceptiveness of David Attenborough studying a rare bird... Bushnell is clearly a master observer: no details evades, from the trapping of her protagonist s' world to their hopes and dreams * Sarah Maslin Nir, THE TIMES * ** 'Bushnell writes like a dream * Henry Sutton, Book of the Week, DAILY MIRROR * ** 'It's a shining example of accurately observed social commentary...she has matured as a writer, making it her mission to expose the warped materialism that life in the fast lane breeds, turning decent people into twisted, label-obsessed caricatures. It's all served up with a dose of devilishly dark humour, which makes us blissfully unaware we're being preached to. A hugely entertaining yarn with fascinating, and at times repellent, characters * Serena Kutchinsky, TIME OUT * ** 'Full of her usual keen-eyed observations of New York neuroses * VOGUE UK *
About Candace Bushnell
Candace Bushnell is the creator of SEX AND THE CITY and has been described by the EVENING STANDARD as a 'genius'. The OBSERVER compared her to Nancy Mitford and the SUNDAY TELEGRAPH to 'Jane Austen with a Martini'.
One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell
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