The Magnificent Esme Wells
- Adrienne Sharp
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- ISBN-10: 1432851721
- ISBN-13: 9781432851729
- DDC: Fic
- Shipping Weight: 1.55 lbs ( .70 kgs)
- Published/Released June 2018
A National Bestselling Author
Narrated by the twenty-year-old Esme, daughter of a two-bit gangster and a movie showgirl, The Magnificent Esme Wells moves between pre–WWII Hollywood and postwar Las Vegas — a golden age when Jewish gangsters and movie moguls were often indistinguishable from each other. Esme’s voice — sharp, observant, with a quiet, mordant wit — chronicles the rise and fall and further fall of her complicated parents, as well as her own painful reckoning with love and life, in a coming-of-age story with a tinge of noir.
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“Sharp’s novel, like Jennifer Egan’s Manhattan Beach (2017), is propulsive and profound.”— Booklist (starred)
“This glittering noirish tragedy, with its lushly imagined period landscape and subtle feminist trajectory, is both fun to read and sad to think about.”— starred, Kirkus Reviews