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Sweetbitter (Vintage Contemporaries) (Paperback)

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I ate up every bit of this book (pun intended). Every sentence of Stephanie Danler's debut is a treasure, packed tight with notions of the unforgiving magic of New York and the ever-terrifying journey towards adulthood. Tess is an unforgettable protagonist: I loved her voice and I was entranced by the characters surrounding her: their love, their lust, their efforts in becoming the people they are hungry to become. Sweetbitter is a coming-of-age novel like no other. Inventive, curious, compelling, and postively edible.  

— From Claire



Soon to be a series on Starz

"Brilliantly written. . . . Outstanding."--The New York Times Book Review

Newly arrived in New York City, twenty-two-year-old Tess lands a job working front of house at a celebrated downtown restaurant. What follows is her education: in champagne and cocaine, love and lust, dive bars and fine dining rooms, as she learns to navigate the chaotic, enchanting, punishing life she has chosen. The story of a young woman's coming-of-age, set against the glitzy, grimy backdrop of New York's most elite restaurants, in Sweetbitter Stephanie Danler deftly conjures the nonstop and high-adrenaline world of the food industry and evokes the infinite possibilities, the unbearable beauty, and the fragility and brutality of being young and adrift.

About the Author

Stephanie Danler is a writer based in Los Angeles, California.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781101911860
ISBN-10: 1101911867
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: April 4th, 2017
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Vintage Contemporaries