The Guest

The Guest

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 18/05/2023
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The Guest
An unsettling thriller
The Guest follows Alex, who after having burnt bridges with everyone she knows, is drifting around Long Island in search of - well, she doesn’t even know t... READ MORE
Olivia
The Guest
“People just wanted to hear their own voices, your response a comma punctuating their monologue.”
I think the best word to describe this book is malaise - I can't pinpoint exactly how I felt about it while reading it, and even now after some time to dig... READ MORE
Hattie - Hitchin

Synopsis

A young woman pretends to be someone she isn't in this stunning novel by the New York Times bestselling author of The Girls Summer is coming to a close on Long Island, and Alex is no longer welcome... One misstep at a dinner party and the older man she's been staying with dismisses her with a ride to the train station and a ticket back to the city. With few resources, but a gift for navigating the desires of others, Alex stays on the island. She drifts like a ghost through the gated driveways and sun-blasted dunes of a rarefied world, trailing destruction in her wake.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781784743734
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 517g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 29 mm

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The Guest
A hazy and languid summer read.
'The Guest' is a hazy and gripping novel following Alex, a twenty-two year old woman who finds herself aimlessly drifting around Long Island after ending t... READ MORE
leah / @lbhreads
The Guest
An unwanted guest?
Alex lived life on the edge, she hustled to make the next rent cheque, made friends with the wrong type of person. An ill judged decision meant life became... READ MORE
Amanda Duncan
The Guest
Heartless but strangely compelling
Alex is in her early 20s and set on living the kind of life she’s aspired to, or perhaps it’s the kind of life she feels deserving of. Her boyfriend is in ... READ MORE
Andrew Smith
The Guest
Boring
The book features a protagonist who's a vagrant and has a pessimistic view of people. She uses both herself and others to survive, but the reason behind he... READ MORE
Piper Paterson