Please note: In order to keep Hive up to date and provide users with the best features, we are no longer able to fully support Internet Explorer. The site is still available to you, however some sections of the site may appear broken. We would encourage you to move to a more modern browser like Firefox, Edge or Chrome in order to experience the site fully.

We Play Ourselves, Hardback Book

We Play Ourselves Hardback

Hardback

Description

'Witty...Earnest...Laugh-out-loud...Pitch-perfect' New York TimesIn the pursuit of fame, how do you know when you've gone too far?Not too long ago, Cass was a promising young playwright in New York.

But at the height of all this attention, she found herself at the centre of a searing public shaming, and fled to Los Angeles to escape - and reinvent herself.

Once there, she meets her next-door neighbour Caroline, an enigmatic filmmaker, who is constantly flanked by the stars of her current project: a group of teenage girls.

As Cass is drawn into the film's orbit, she is awed by Caroline's drive and confidence.

But over time, she becomes troubled by how deeply Caroline is manipulating the teens in the name of art - especially as the consequences become increasingly disturbing.

With her past proving hard to shake and her future one she's no longer sure she wants, Cass is forced to reckon with her own ambitions and confront the steep price of success. 'Funny, sharp, modern - this is an excellent debut novel.

Its bold, edgy, strange heroine has adventures and misadventures, screws up again and again, but somehow won my love.

I couldn't put this book down.' Weike Wang, PEN/Hemingway-award winning author of Chemistry

Information

£14.99

£11.89

 
Free Home Delivery

on all orders

 
Pick up orders

from local bookshops