Writers & Lovers

A Novel

by Lily King

On Sale: 03/03/2020

Writers & Lovers

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Writers & Lovers

A Novel

by Lily King

On Sale: 03/03/2020


About the Book

An extraordinary new novel of art, love and ambition from Lily King, the New York Times–bestselling author of Euphoria, which sold over 400,000 copies in North America.

Following the breakout success of her critically acclaimed and award-winning novel Euphoria, Lily King returns with an unforgettable portrait of an artist as a young woman.

Blindsided by her mother’s sudden death, and wrecked by a recent love affair, Casey Peabody has arrived in Massachusetts in the summer of 1997 without a plan. Her mail consists of wedding invitations and final notices from debt collectors. A former child golf prodigy, she now waits tables in Harvard Square and rents a tiny, mouldy room at the side of a garage, where she works on the novel she’s been writing for six years. At thirty-one, Casey is still clutching on to something nearly all her old friends have let go of: the determination to live a creative life. When she falls for two very different men at the same time, her world fractures even more. Casey’s fight to fulfill her creative ambitions and balance the conflicting demands of art and life is challenged in ways that push her to the brink.

Writers & Lovers follows Casey—a smart and achingly vulnerable protagonist—in the last days of a long youth, a time when every element of her life comes to a crisis.Written with King’s trademark humour, heart and intelligence, Writers & Lovers is a transfixing novel that explores the terrifying and exhilarating leap between the end of one phase of life and the beginning of another. 

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Critical Praise

Praise for Euphoria - No Source

“Taut, witty, fiercely intelligent . . . King is brilliant.” - New York Times Book Review

“Intense, seductive, sexual, and intellectual . . . There are so many exhilarating elements to savor in Euphoria . . . Brava to Lily King.” - San Francisco Chronicle

“As concentrated as orchid food, packing as much narrative power and intellectual energy into its 250 pages as novels triple its size.” - Newsday

Praise for The English Teacher - No Source

“Lily King crafts a domestic drama with the adrenalin-fueled beating heart of a thriller, offering readers the best of two traditionally very different worlds.”

- Elle

Praise for Father of the Rain - No Source

“King is a beautiful writer.” - New York Times Book Review

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443460385
  • ISBN 10: 1443460389
  • Imprint: HarperCollins Publishers
  • On Sale: 03/03/2020
  • Pages: 336
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / General

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