Happy Hour by Marlowe Granados

Winning Bid: $115.00

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With the verve and bite of My Year of Rest and Relaxation and the wisecracking sensibility of a golden-age Hollywood heroine, Marlowe Granados’s stunning début brilliantly captures a summer of striving in New York City.

Refreshing and wry in equal measure, Happy Hour is an intoxicating novel of youth well spent.

Isa Epley is twenty-one years old and wise enough to understand that the purpose of life is the pursuit of pleasure. In her diary she chronicles her New York City adventure during the sweltering summer of 2013. By day, Isa and her best friend, Gala, sell clothes in a market stall, pinching pennies for their Bed-Stuy sublet and bodega lunches. By night, they weave from Brooklyn to the Upper East Side among a rotating cast of celebrities, artists, and bad-mannered grifters. Money runs ever tighter and the strain tests their friendship as they try to convert their social capital into something more lasting. Through it all, Isa’s bold, beguiling voice captures the precise thrill of cultivating a life of glamour and intrigue as she juggles paying her dues with skipping out on the bill.

Happy Hour announces a dazzling new talent in Marlowe Granados, whose exquisite wit recalls Anita Loos’s 1925 classic, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, updated to evoke a recent, golden period of hope and transformation. A cri de cœur for party girls and anyone who has ever felt entitled to an adventure of their own, Happy Hour is an effervescent tonic for the ails of contemporary life.

Auction History

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Date Bid User Auto
October 4, 2020 8:48 pm$115.00theadultbaby80
October 2, 2020 5:30 pm$100.00thecityandthecitybooks.ca
October 1, 2020 1:49 pm$80.00Sarah N
September 30, 2020 9:16 am$75.00nicboshart
September 30, 2020 9:12 am$65.00robynmatuto
September 29, 2020 6:55 pm$60.00nicboshart
September 29, 2020 5:57 pm$36.00farzanadoctor
September 29, 2020 5:56 pm$35.00Heather S
September 29, 2020 5:00 pm$30.00csimardone
September 29, 2020 4:54 pm$26.00Sarah N
September 29, 2020 3:45 pm$25.00thealim
September 29, 2020 2:13 pm$22.00martha.e.hunter
September 29, 2020 2:00 pm$21.00farzanadoctor
September 29, 2020 1:41 pm$20.00Louise
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