Judging from the first swathe of manuscript available of Bushnell's first full-length novel, it is a divinely delicious and wicked satire on New York society. The author of Four Blondes and Sex and the City, (which both sold 150,000 copies for Abacus) is mistress of the cutting remark, and makes a great play of two glamorous, silly, superficial women flinging false compliments at each other while they manoeuvre around the men at exclusive parties and the polo field. Waspishly fine writing lies at the core of this comedy of manners as Janey Wilcox, suddenly fashionable as a supermodel photographed in her underwear for half of America, plays her rise into society circles for all she can, while what she really wants is a successful man, despite her chequered past. Exceedingly droll, eminently readable.Críticas:
The pace never flags and the plot twists remain compelling. The pithy elegance of her writing and the faultless ear for barbed chit-chat reminded me of Dorothy Parker ( SUNDAY TELEGRAPH)
A dark, pitiless world lit up by Bushnell's razor-sharp wit. ( INDEPENDENT)
There is something that sticks in the memory after TRADING UP is closed. Bushnell is so good at conveying the clenched teeth behind the most brilliant smile ( GUARDIAN)
Hugely entertaining, and littered with the astute observations that have become the writer's trademark ( INDEPENDENT)
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Descripción Hyperion Books, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0316725846
Descripción LITTLE, BROWN, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 316725846