Shakar, Alex The Savage Girl

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The Savage Girl

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Rivalling the cool social analysis of Douglas Coupland and Naomi Klein, a scathing satire on consumer and corporate culture. The story of the ultimate cool hunter...After her celebrity sister's mental breakdown, Ursula begins work for the mysterious Charles Lacouture, head of trendspotters Tomorrow Ltd. As her sister's delusions grow increasingly apocalyptic, Ursula builds a brilliant advertising campaign around her observations of a filthy, rodent-eating homeless girl - an urban savage. But can the shifting, fragile world of consumerism sustain the destructive energies it has harnessed?

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The story of the ultimate cool hunter...After her celebrity sister's mental breakdown, Ursula begins work for the mysterious Charles Lacouture, head of trendspotters Tomorrow Ltd. As her sister's delusions grow increasingly apocalyptic, Ursula builds a brilliant advertising campaign around her observations of a filthy, rodent-eating homeless girl - an urban savage. But can the shifting, fragile world of consumerism sustain the destructive energies it has harnessed?

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'An exceptionally smart and likeable first novel that tries valiantly to ransom beauty from its commercial captors' -- Jonathan Franzen

'Shakar has a scathing intelligence that transcends the trendiness of any particular moment' -- Janet Maslin, New York Times

'Shakar's satiric extrapolation of the cannibalistic aspect of our frenzied pursuit of what's hot is searing and brilliant' -- Booklist

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