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The Guest by Emma Cline
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May 07, 2024 | ISBN 9780812988031

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“Cline’s writing at its very best—hypnotically propulsive, viscerally disquieting, and moving in the most unpredictable ways.”Financial Times

“Sultry and engrossing, with a note of menace, [The Guest] [is a] gorgeously smart affair whose deceptive lightness conceals strange depths and an arresting originality.”The Guardian

“Cline confirms her reputation as the literary prophet of women on the brink.”Esquire

“Pitch-perfect . . . Full of suspense and subterfuge . . . Cline has written a thriller about trying to
get by, a summer read for the precariat.”—The Nation

“Cline quietly continues to be one of the best and most discomfiting young writers working today.”Entertainment Weekly

“Cline generates an impressive amount of intrigue . . . The descriptions are frequently bracing and acute, sharpened to icepicks by a stance of amoral neutrality.”The Wall Street Journal

“A wonderfully suspenseful examination of luxury, delusion, class and fear.”Minneapolis Star-Tribune

“Young, beautiful Alex is . . . a grifter wandering through a pricey, dreamlike summer playground looking for her next mark. Cline’s exquisite writing makes us care in spite of ourselves.”People

“Enthralling . . . Who needs living when you’ve got The Guest in your bag?”Jezebel

“Emma Cline serves glitz and unease.”Vanity Fair

“In her first novel since 2016’s runaway hit The Girls Emma Cline returns with another story of sex and manipulation . . .”Philadelphia Inquirer

“A smoldering thriller that explores desire and deception.’”The Washington Post

“[Cline has] skill with language . . . [and] shimmering insights into complexities of womanhood and desire.”Los Angeles Review of Books

“Cline is a master of depicting the nefarious and atmospheric menace that often lurks adjacent to our most glittery environments, and she does so here with subdued but no less cutting aplomb.”Vogue

“Eerily captivating.”Elle

“Cline weaves through settings and characters with intentional disorientation, shifting ever darker, ever more suspenseful . . . Cline proves herself to be one of the boldest, most complicated writers working today.”San Francisco Chronicle

“Emma Cline’s The Guest . . . offers a sharp, nuanced approach to an outwardly frothy premise, submerging her readers in an anxiety-ridden world where class struggle seethes under the surface. . .” —TIME

“An intoxicating, sun-drunk work that tells the story of a hand-to-God grifter, one whose head you’re both terrified of and want to bask in forever, until you wake up sunburnt to a crisp.”Nylon

“Galvanizing and so utterly readable. The reader, who ingests the novel’s sumptuous atmosphere and the thrill of trespass captured in Cline’s sharp, tense prose, is implicated alongside the protagonist.”The Millions

“Her odyssey of desperation and misadventures feels like Barry Lyndon for Gen Z.”BuzzFeed

“Will keep your blood pressure as high as if you were following a serial killer stalking their next victim.”Paste

“I loved every moment of The Guest: the intensity, the control, the atmosphere, the psychological escalation . . . the way it lets nobody off the hook and yet is not without deep humanity.”—Sam Lipsyte

“The pathology brilliantly observed by The Guest would not feel so edgy if it were not perilously close to an aspirational ideal.”—Geoff Dyer

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