Reconstructive facial surgery after a car crash so alters Manhattan model Charlotte that, within the fashion world, where one's look is oneself, she is unrecognizable.
Seeking a new image, Charlotte engages in an Internet experiment that may both save and damn her.
As her story eerily converges with that of a plain, unhappy teenager - another Charlotte - it raises tantalizing questions about identity and reality in contemporary Western culture. Jennifer Egan's bold, innovative novel, demonstrating her virtuosity at weaving a spellbinding, ambitious tale with language that dazzles, captures the spirit of our times and offers an unsettling glimpse of the future.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 528 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 15/09/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781780330990