The Wrecking Ball

The Wrecking Ball

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Armed with trust funds and pedigrees but bent on rebellion, twenty-somethings Alice, Harry, Rose, and Hugo are teetering on the brink of self-destruction. With Manhattan and London as their playgrounds, they chase oblivion--and their next high--through a glittering blur of nightclubs, decadent parties, high fashion, and underground music scenes, hard-partying on the razor's edge with a never-ending cocktail of drugs and booze. Insomniacs and unstoppable, these four lost souls ride the extreme highs and devastating lows of a summer that quickly reaches a crescendo of music, heat, and hedonism. Wavering between moments of revelation and ruin, they illuminate a generation given everything--except an answer to the timeless question: Who am I?

From a remarkable new literary voice comes a startling, fresh, strikingly candid novel of addiction and excess.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 229 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 17.78mm | 158.76g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Us
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061649341
  • 9780061649349
  • 2,079,055

Review quote

[Christiana] writes beautifully about the taste for oblivion, the temptation of the abyss, the alluring mystery of nothingness. Truth is its soul and brevity is its body. I like young women. Their stories are shorter. Consider yourself seduced. --Sebastian Horsley, author of Dandy in the Underworld"
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102 ratings
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