City of Girls
|City of Girls
It is the summer of 1940. Nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris arrives in New York with her suitcase and sewing machine, exiled by her despairing parents. Although her quicksilver talents with a needle and commitment to mastering the perfect hair roll have been deemed insufficient for her to pass into her sophomore year of Vassar, she soon finds gainful employment as the self-appointed seamstress at the Lily Playhouse, her unconventional Aunt Peg's charmingly disreputable Manhattan revue theatre. There, Vivian quickly becomes the toast of the showgirls, transforming the trash and tinsel only fit for the cheap seats into creations for goddesses.
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A straight-up storyteller who dares us into adventures of worldly discovery. Barbara Kingsolver, New York Times
A glamorous, sexy, compelling romp of a novel about showgirls in New York in the 1940s. It is an addictive story, with vivid, brazenly drawn female characters, that brims with fascinating historical details of the time … Radical and refreshing to read. Dolly Alderton, Sunday Times
Wherever Liz Gilbert goes, we'll follow. Oprah magazineYoung women come of age in war time New York, in the new novel from the author of Eat, Pray, Love. Guardian