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9781839764011

Happy Hour A Novel

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  • ISBN13:

    9781839764011

  • ISBN10:

    1839764015

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2021-09-07
  • Publisher: Verso
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Summary

A stickily hot New York summer is cooly observed in this dazzling debut novel.

It's the summer of 2013, and while New York City swelters Isa and Gala scrape and hustle By day they sell clothes in a market stall, pinching pennies for their Bed-Stuy sublet and bodega lunches. By night, they weave from Brooklyn to the Upper East Side among a rotating cast of artists, academics and bad-mannered grifters. Desires aren't for denying, not this season. But as money gets sparse and circumstances grow sketchier, the pair struggle to convert social capital into something more tangible.

In the last bitter blush of capitalism, when the only agency afforded to you is in the image you present to the world, getting that presentation sharp and shining can feel like the most important thing in the world. Happy Hour is a novel about getting by and looking grand in a system that wants you to do neither.

Author Biography

MARLOWE GRANADOS is a writer and filmmaker. She co-hosts The Mean Reds, a podcast dedicated to women-led films, and her advice column, "Designs for Living," appears in The Baffler. Granados currently resides in Toronto. Happy Hour is her debut novel.

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