Leo Benedictus The Afterparty

ISBN 13: 9780099552567

The Afterparty

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9780099552567: The Afterparty

Literary agent Valerie Morrell receives an email from prospective author William Mendez, containing the first chapters of a promising new novel. Mendez's book tells the story of an April night, when a nervous, nerdy journalist takes his boss's invitation to an A-list party and meets a reclusive film star, his junkie supermodel wife and a wide-eyed pop singer.

Valerie is hooked by the scandalous tale of decadence, drugs and disasters, but as the book unfolds, chapter by chapter, email by email, building to a terrible climax, a parallel story emerges - of an author with an unusual, almost unreal, desire for anonymity. Who is William Mendez? And whose tale is he really telling...

WITH PREVIOUSLY UNSEEN MATERIAL FOR THE PAPERBACK

LONGLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE

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Paperback. Pages: 400 Publisher: Random House of Canada. Limited This book is different. You've really never read a book like this before. Literary agent Valerie Morrell receives an email from prospective author William Mendez. Containing the first chapters of a promising new novel. Mendez's book tells the story of an April night. when a nervous. nerdy journalist takes his boss's invitation to an A-list party and meets a reclusive film star. his junkie supermodel wife and a wide-eyed pop singer. Morrell is hooked by the scandalous tale of decadence. drugs and disasters. but as the book unfolds. chapter by chapter. email by email. building to a terrible climax. a parallel story emerges - of an author with an unusual. almost unreal. desire for anonymity . Who is William Mendez And whose tale is he really telling ...

Review:

"This is the well-written, intelligent satire on celebrity we've been waiting for" (Ben East Metro)

"Brilliant" ( Guardian)

"Sardonic, sparkling, scathing" ( Independent on Sunday)

"A topsy-turvy tour de force" (Olivia Laing New Statesman)

" The Afterparty is a blast: a pacy and amusing satire of celebrity shenanigans, wrapped in glittery postmodern sweetie-wrappers" (Sam Leith Observer)

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