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Everything Must Go

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'A witty portrayal of a certain type of uber-conscious New York millennial . . . a comic, self deprecatory illustration of the conflict between our projected self-image, versus the reality' Financial Times

Flora Goldwasser is private school perfection - all wrapped up in a vintage Grace Kelly dress. But when she leaves elite Manhattan for an academy of unwashed hippies and ironic hipsters in the Hudson Valley, Flora discovers that when it comes to popularity and approval there is no commutative property. Her love of Maison Kayser macaroons, perfect French conjugation, Jackie Kennedy sunglasses, and Audrey Hepburn movies make her the ultimate outsider in a land of kale, quinoa, and tattered tunics.

Told through a collage of letters, emails and clippings, Everything Must Go is a thoughtful, nuanced story about identity, sex, friendship, and the bridges we cross (and burn) as we grow into ourselves. A budding Marxist, a Jenna Lyons doppelganger, and a jacked dude named Agnes come together with a vending machine full of vintage accessories as Flora throws off the mantle of expectations, assumptions, and perfection -- the trappings of her old life.

Everything Must Go is an offbeat, modern novel with emotionally rich and compelling characters.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 128 x 197 x 26mm | 330g
  • Corsair
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1472153081
  • 9781472153081
  • 289,648

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An introspective, feminist, nuanced story that is difficult to place in any one box. This standout debut is as empowering for readers as it is for its protagonist. * Booklist * Davis's smart and witty debut captures a girl's changing attitude and gradual acclimation to a very different environment. Filled with vibrant characters, it balances gentle jabs at pop culture and self-righteousness with thought-provoking ideas about feminist ideals and human frailties. * Publishers Weekly, starred review * A witty portrayal of a certain type of uber-conscious New York millennial . . . a comic, self-deprecatory illustration of the conflict between our projected self-image, versus the reality. * Financial Times * An inventive debut from a young New York writer that explores the conflicting impulses of smart millennial women . . . a quirky, modern Bildungsroman . . . it recalls the young-adult worlds of writers like Maria Semple. * Irish Times * Imagine Blair Waldorf in a hippie commune as told by Maria Semple. Simple, entertaining joy. * Emerald Street * A quirky, self-aware book that makes a change from the usual high school fiction. * Running in Heels * Coined as a "modern coming of age" story, it's really so much more than that. Davis's voice is so rich, funny and compelling that you'll implore her to do nothing but write more books as the world truly needs more - STAT. * In Style * Funny, witty and feminist, you'll fall in love with Flora. * Stylist magazine * Quirky and totally gripping coming-of-age story . . . sarcastic, highly intelligent and slightly offbeat . . . Flora recounts her feelings about Elijah with the true breathlessness expected of a teenage crush, but has enough self-knowledge to realise how ridiculous such an abundance of crazy emotions can make a person. It's smart, funny and different. * Daily Mail *
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About Jenny Fran Davis

Jenny Fran Davis is 22 years old and a recent graduate Wesleyan University. She is the recipient of the 2013 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards' National Gold Medal for novels. In 2015, she was awarded a full scholarship to the Wesleyan Writers' Conference based on an excerpt from Everything Must Go. Flora's Quare education is rooted in part on Jenny's experience spending a semester at alternative farm school, focused on peace studies, social justice, and environmentalism in northern California. Jenny wrote Everything Must Go as a 20-year-old undergraduate; it is her first novel.jennyfrandavis.com
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410 ratings
3.66 out of 5 stars
5 21% (88)
4 37% (152)
3 30% (124)
2 9% (35)
1 3% (11)
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