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Publisher Comments:

This transformation of Edith Wharton’s The House of Mirth into a powerful, modern story of one woman’s struggle with independence and love is “a beach read with a touch of literary pedigree.…A rich romp” (Elle).

Eleanor Hart had made a brilliant marriage in New York, but it ended in a scandalous divorce and thirty days in Sierra Tucson rehab. Now she finds that, despite feminist lip service, she will still need a husband to be socially complete. Ellie must navigate the treacherous social terrain where old money meets new: charitable benefits and tequila body shots, inherited diamonds and viper-bite lip piercings, country house weekends and sexting. She finds that her beauty is a powerful tool in this world, but it has its limitations, even liabilities. Through one misstep after another, Ellie mishandles her second act. Her options narrow, and now she faces a desperate choice.

Gilded Age is an assured and revelatory debut novel about class, gender, and the timeless conundrum of femininity.

Synopsis:

A modern Edith Wharton heroine returns to the hothouse of Cleveland society, raising eyebrows as she struggles to reconcile her desire for independence and her need for love.

Eleanor Hart had made a brilliant marriage in New York, but it ended in a scandalous divorce and thirty days in Sierra Tucson rehab. Now she finds that, despite feminist lip service, she will still need a husband to be socially complete. Navigating the treacherous social terrain where old money meets new, she finds that her beauty is a powerful tool in this world, but it has its limitations, even liabilities. Through one misstep after another, Ellie mishandles her second act. Her options narrow, and now she faces a desperate choice.

About the Author

Claire McMillan grew up in Pasadena, California, and now lives in Cleveland on her husband’s family’s farm with their two children. She practiced law until 2003 and then received her MFA in creative writing from Bennington College.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781451640489
Author:
Mcmillan, Claire
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
McMillan, Claire
Subject:
Literature-Contemporary Women
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.38 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , A modern Edith Wharton heroine returns to the hothouse of Cleveland society, raising eyebrows as she struggles to reconcile her desire for independence and her need for love.

Eleanor Hart had made a brilliant marriage in New York, but it ended in a scandalous divorce and thirty days in Sierra Tucson rehab. Now she finds that, despite feminist lip service, she will still need a husband to be socially complete. Navigating the treacherous social terrain where old money meets new, she finds that her beauty is a powerful tool in this world, but it has its limitations, even liabilities. Through one misstep after another, Ellie mishandles her second act. Her options narrow, and now she faces a desperate choice.

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