In a jazz bar on the last night of 1937, watching a quartet because she couldn't afford to see the whole ensemble, there were certain things Katey Kontent knew: the location of every old church in Manhattanhow to sneak into the cinemahow to type eighty words a minute, five thousand an hour, and nine million a yearand that if you can still lose yourself in a Dickens novel then everything is going to be fine.By the end of the year she'd learned:how to live like a redheadand insist upon the very best;that riches can turn to rags in the trip of a heartbeat,chance encounters can be fated, and the word 'yes' can be a poison.That's how quickly New York City comes about, like a weathervane, or the head of a cobra.
Time tells which.'A delicious and memorable novel that will leave you wistful - and desperate for a martini.' Stylist
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 14/12/2017
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781444708875