Just like Beauty

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.22 hours)
Product Number: Z100086585
Released: Jan 01, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781483048185
Narrator/s: Jorjeana Marie
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Description

Just like Beauty is a brilliantly inventive debut novel that blends adolescent angst and cultural satire and is set in a disconcertingly not-so-distant future complete with high-tech food, mutant animals, socially sanctioned violence, and despoliation of the planet. This surprising combination gives author Lisa Lerner a fresh and funny way to explore family dynamics, gender roles, competitiveness, and the "beauty myth" in a society that keeps reinventing them anew for each generation. A plague of mutant grasshoppers is invading American suburbia. An underground suicide cult is gaining national prominence. Gangs of teenage boys with blow torches run amok. But what really has fourteen-year-old Edie Stein distracted from her town's annual Feminine Woman of Conscience Pageant is Lana Grimaldi, the sexy girl next door. How does a feminine woman of conscience deal with her? Just like Beauty offers a comically trenchant look at where our culture is heading and the absurdity that passes for ordinary.

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Author(s): Lisa Lerner
Original Publish Date: Jan 01, 2015

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