Woman No. 17: A Novel

Woman No. 17: A Novel Author Edan Lepucki
ISBN-10 1101904259
ISBN-13 9781101904251
Year 2017-05-09
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Hogarth
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A sinister sexy noir about art motherhood and the intensity of female friendships set in the posh hills above Los Angeles from theNew York Timesbestselling author ofCalifornia High in the Hollywood Hills writer Lady Daniels has decided to take a break from her husband Left alone with her children shes going to need a hand taking care of her young son if shes ever going to finish her memoir In response to a Craigslist ad S arrives a magnetic young artist who will live in the secluded guest house out back care for Ladys toddler Devin and keep a watchful eye on her older teenage son Seth S performs her day job beautifully quickly drawing the entire family into her orbit and becoming a confidante for Lady But in the heat of the summer Ss connection to Ladys older son takes a disturbing and possibly destructive turn And as Lady and S move closer to one another the glossy veneer of Ladys privileged life begins to crack threatening to expose old secrets that she has been keeping from her family Meanwhile S is protecting secrets of her own about her real motivation for taking the job S and Lady are both playing a careful game and every move they make endangers the things they hold most dear Darkly comic twisty and tense this mesmerizing new novel defies expectation and proves Edan Lepucki to be one of the most talented and exciting voices of her generation

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