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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

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INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER

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.

Praise For…


NATIONAL BEST SELLER

“Outstanding.” —Gabrielle Hamilton, The New York Times Book Review

“Vivid and exquisite.” —NPR
 
“[A] heady first taste of self-discovery, bitter and salty and sweet.” —Entertainment Weekly
 
“Meticulously rendered.” —Los Angeles Times
 
“Ravishing. . . . It tantalizes, seduces, satisfies.” —O, The Oprah Magazine
 
“Smart, delicious. . . . A sexy, sweaty book of sensory overload.” —The Washington Post
 
“[Sweetbitter] is going to make a lot of people hungry.” .—The New York Times

“A heady mix of youth, love, gastronomic delights and determined self-invention. . . . [Danler] is a writer of prodigious talent.” —San Francisco Chronicle
 
“A raw, shucked, pungent, wild love story.” —Marie Claire

“Sexy, astute. . . . Anyone who’s ever tied on an apron will think, ‘Finally, someone wrote a book about us.’ And nailed it.” —People
 
“This dynamite book is filled with the heart-wrenching indignities of self-discovery, and gives a gritty, inside look to the fast-paced, drug-filled, whirlwind scene of restaurant life.” —Bon Appétit

Product Details
ISBN: 9781101911860
ISBN-10: 1101911867
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: April 4th, 2017
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Vintage Contemporaries