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The Guest: A Novel


by Emma Cline

Alex is “the guest,” a permanent drifter, part-time thief and opportunist, who grifts her way through life. She meets Simon—single, older and wealthy—and moves into his luxurious Long Island summer home. When she commits a major faux pas at a dinner party, Simon asks her to leave. With nowhere else to go, Alex drifts through the world of beach clubs and vacation homes of the rich, interacting with characters who often seem as deeply troubled as herself. This mesmerizing, suspenseful novel has The Talented Mr. Ripley vibes as Alex repeatedly reinvents herself to become a guest in other people’s lives. Emma Cline (author of the award-winning bestseller The Girls) knocks it out of the park with this eerily captivating novel that you’ll devour.