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FOUR STARRED REVIEWS! "SPECTACULAR" --Publishers Weekly "AN ADDICTIVE TREAT" --Kirkus Reviews "AN INTRICATE AND BRAVE STORY" --Booklist "ONE OF THE BEST NOVELS OF 2020" --BookPage "If anyone is going to explore a future version of our high-tech, internet-obsessed culture, please let it be Megan Angelo. Followers is pure gold." --Abbi Jacobson, bestselling author and cocreator of Broad City An electrifying story of two ambitious friends, the dark choices they make and the stunning moment that changes the world as we know it forever Orla Cadden is a budding novelist stuck in a dead-end job, writing clickbait about movie-star hookups and influencer yoga moves. Then Orla meets Floss--a striving, wannabe A-lister--who comes up with a plan for launching them both into the high-profile lives they dream about. So what if Orla and Floss's methods are a little shady--and sometimes people get hurt? Their legions of followers can't be wrong. Thirty-five years later, in a closed California village where government-appointed celebrities live every moment of the day on camera, a woman named Marlow discovers a shattering secret about her past. Despite her massive popularity--twelve million loyal followers--Marlow dreams of fleeing the corporate sponsors who would do anything to keep her on-screen. When she learns that her whole family history is based on a lie, Marlow finally summons the courage to run in search of the truth, no matter the risks. Followers traces the paths of Orla, Floss and Marlow as they wind through time toward each other, and toward a cataclysmic event that sends America into lasting upheaval. At turns wry and tender, bleak and hopeful, this darkly funny story reminds us that even if we obsess over famous people we'll never meet, what we really crave is genuine human connection.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 155 x 231 x 30mm | 476g
  • English
  • Original ed.
  • 1525836269
  • 9781525836268
  • 1,171,604

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"A compelling look at the power of technology and social networks. You won't be able to put it down." "A bold take on our internet-obsessed culture." "If anyone is going to explore a future version of our high-tech, internet-obsessed culture, please let it be Megan Angelo. Followers is pure gold."-Abbi Jacobson, bestselling author and co-creator of Broad City "One of next year's most anticipated books...a scathing, razor-sharp take on the future of humanity and social media"-Entertainment Weekly "Black Mirror fans are going to love Megan Angelo's Followers."--PopSugar "Brilliantly presents a (rightfully) terrifying version of the future that isn't too far off." -HelloGiggles "How can I explain how much I love this book? Followers is an inventive, addictive, and perfectly constructed novel. It made me laugh out loud, care deeply about these characters and reexamine my Instagram habit. Megan Angelo's debut is a sharp look at social media, friendship and the lengths we'll go to in order to feel's also the best book I've read in years."--New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Close "Megan Angelo has crafted an eerie masterpiece about the world we live in and the world we don't want to live in. Followers will make you reconsider whether you really want your fifteen minutes of fame." -Christina Dalcher, author of Vox "A frolicking dystopia: smart, terrifying and addictively fun. Orla and Floss have stolen my heart emoji, and I will read anything Megan Angelo writes." -Rufi Thorpe "One of the best novels of 2020."--BookPage, starred review "Shrewd and surprising...a darkly prophetic novel that takes an incisive look at women, fame and the future of social media stardom." - Shelf Awareness "In her spectacular debut, Angelo masterfully explores the dark side of social media...the tale builds to a terrifyingly believable climax...Angelo delivers a strong, consistently fascinating debut." -Publishers Weekly, starred review "Her writing is crisp and the familiarity of the characters is refreshing. Angelo also weaves in a perspective on contemporary political decisions and the effect they could have on us all in the not-so-distant future. This is an intricate and brave story of friendship, ambition, and love and the lengths people will go to protect it all." -Booklist, starred review "Endless clever details and suspenseful plotting make this speculative fiction debut an addictive treat." -Kirkus Reviews, starred review
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271 ratings
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4 35% (96)
3 20% (55)
2 4% (11)
1 1% (3)
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