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The Guest by Emma Cline
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The Guest

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Narrator Carlotta Brentan

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Length 8 hours 36 minutes
Language English
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A young woman pretends to be someone she isn't in this stunning novel by the New York Times bestselling author of The Girls

Summer is coming to a close on Long Island, and Alex is no longer welcome...

One misstep at a dinner party and the older man she's been staying with dismisses her with a ride to the train station and a ticket back to the city. With few resources, but a gift for navigating the desires of others, Alex stays on the island. She drifts like a ghost through the gated driveways and sun-blasted dunes of a rarefied world, trailing destruction in her wake.

Taut, sensual and impossible to look away from, The Guest captures the latent heat and potential danger of a summer that could go either way for a young woman teetering on the edge.

PRAISE FOR EMMA CLINE

'Taut, beautiful and savage' GUARDIAN

'So deft, with an undercurrent of unease' PANDORA SYKES

'Stunning . . . thrilling . . . a spectacular achievement' THE TIMES

'Cline's talent at uncovering the seedy and somehow bringing it to beautiful light is brilliant'
DAISY JOHNSON

'Something about Cline's intimate tone, her talent for conjuring the feeling of being alive, is entirely and uniquely her own' RACHEL KUSHNER

'An astonishingly gifted stylist' BRANDON TAYLOR

©2023 Emma Cline (P)2023 Penguin Audio

Emma Cline is the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of The Girls and the story collection Daddy. The Girls was a finalist for the Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize, the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. It was a New York Times Editors' Choice and was the winner of the Shirley Jackson Award. Cline's stories have been published in The New Yorker, Granta, The Paris Review and The Best American Short Stories. She received the Plimpton Prize from The Paris Review and an O'Henry Award, and was chosen as one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists.

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Reviews

Every sentence as sharp as a scalpel . . . tantalizing The ideal mix of hazy summer glamour and shimmering threat for compulsive beach reading... A gripping, almost ghastly book Sultry and engrossing, with a note of menace, it's a gorgeously smart affair whose deceptive lightness conceals strange depths and an arresting originality . . . take it to the beach and savour every page Drawing the reader inexorably on to the heightened, rug-pulling denouement, this is beach reading at its finest At once chilling and eminently evocative of the rarefied world it portrays . . . a definite contender for Status Vacation Book of 2023 Expand reviews