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    • ISBN:9781472153074
    • Publication date:05 Oct 2017

Everything Must Go

By Jenny Fran Davis

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Everything Must Go is a witty and unique epistolary coming-of-age novel based on the varied correspondence of Flora Goldwasser, who has left her private girls' school in New York to see out her high school career at an 'alternative' education establishment, Quare - ostensibly in pursuit of love, but eventually in pursuit of everything else.

Flora Goldwasser is private school perfection - all wrapped up in a vintage Grace Kelly dress. But when she leaves elite Manhattan for an academy of unwashed hippies and ironic hipsters in the Hudson Valley, Flora discovers that when it comes to popularity and approval there is no commutative property. Her love of Maison Kayser macaroons, perfect French conjugation, Jackie Kennedy sunglasses, and Audrey Hepburn movies make her the ultimate outsider in a land of kale, quinoa, and tattered tunics.

Told through a collage of letters, emails and clippings, Everything Must Go is a thoughtful, nuanced story about identity, sex, friendship, and the bridges we cross (and burn) as we grow into ourselves. A budding Marxist, a Jenna Lyons doppelganger, and a jacked dude named Agnes come together with a vending machine full of vintage accessories as Flora throws off the mantle of expectations, assumptions, and perfection -- the trappings of her old life.

Everything Must Go is an offbeat, modern novel with emotionally rich and compelling characters.

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  • ISBN: 9781472153081
  • Publication date: 05 Oct 2017
  • Page count: 416
  • Imprint: Corsair
Davis's smart and witty debut captures a girl's changing attitude and gradual acclimation to a very different environment. Filled with vibrant characters, it balances gentle jabs at pop culture and self-righteousness with thought-provoking ideas about feminist ideals and human frailties. — Publishers Weekly, starred review
An introspective, feminist, nuanced story that is difficult to place in any one box. This standout debut is as empowering for readers as it is for its protagonist. — Booklist
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