Neon in Daylight by Hermione Hoby audiobook

Neon in Daylight

By Hermione Hoby
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Blackstone Publishing 9781936787753
8.01 Hours Unabridged
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New York City in 2012, the sweltering summer before Hurricane Sandy hits. Kate, a young woman newly arrived from England, is staying in a Manhattan apartment while she tries to figure out her future. She has two unfortunate responsibilities during her time in America: to make regular Skype calls to her miserable boyfriend back home, and to cat-sit an indifferent feline named Joni Mitchell. The city has other plans for her. In New York’s parks and bodegas, its galleries and performance spaces, its bars and clubs crowded with bodies, Kate encounters two strangers who will transform her stay: Bill, a charismatic but embittered writer made famous by the movie version of his only novel; and Inez, his daughter, a recent high school graduate who supplements her Bushwick cafe salary by enacting the fantasies of men she meets on Craigslist. Unmoored from her old life, Kate becomes infatuated with both of them. Set during a heatwave that feels like it will never break, Neon in Daylight marries deep intelligence with captivating characters to offer us a joyful, unflinching exploration of desire, solitude, and the thin line between life and art.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times Editor’s Choice of the Week

A Vanity Fair Hot Type Pick of What to Read in February

An Electric Literature Pick of Books to Help You Deal with Millenial Burnout

A Bustle Pick of 2018 Debut Novels Not to Miss

A BookRiot Pick of Small Press Books

A Millions.com Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2018

An Indie Next List selection

A Refinery29 Pick of Books We Can't Wait to Read

New York City in 2012, the sweltering summer before Hurricane Sandy hits. Kate, a young woman newly arrived from England, is staying in a Manhattan apartment while she tries to figure out her future. She has two unfortunate responsibilities during her time in America: to make regular Skype calls to her miserable boyfriend back home, and to cat-sit an indifferent feline named Joni Mitchell.

The city has other plans for her. In New York’s parks and bodegas, its galleries and performance spaces, its bars and clubs crowded with bodies, Kate encounters two strangers who will transform her stay: Bill, a charismatic but embittered writer made famous by the movie version of his only novel; and Inez, his daughter, a recent high school graduate who supplements her Bushwick cafe salary by enacting the fantasies of men she meets on Craigslist. Unmoored from her old life, Kate becomes infatuated with both of them.

Set during a heatwave that feels like it will never break, Neon in Daylight marries deep intelligence with captivating characters to offer us a joyful, unflinching exploration of desire, solitude, and the thin line between life and art.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Hermione Hoby paints a garish world that drew me in and held me spellbound. She is a marvel.” Ann Patchett, New York Times bestselling author
“A classic New York City novel―sleek and stylish, both in literary craft and in the milieu portrayed.” Stephanie Danler, New York Times bestselling author
“Hoby avoids getting eaten alive by the city that never sleeps in Neon in Daylight." Vanity Fair
“In Hoby’s radiant first novel…her sentences are sleek and tailored. Language molds snugly to thought.” New York Times
"[In Hoby’s] smart, stylish debut novel…that rush of discovery and possibility—being young in New York—is entwined with displacement, disconnection, and self-deception. And a bruising loneliness is not only a potential side effect but a necessary part of the experience, too.” New York Times Book Review
“You’ll adore the bustling, artsy version of NYC in this read.” Bustle
“A sharp novel with perceptive observations…and vivid, complicated relationships.” Publishers Weekly
“In language so vivid that readers could break a sweat in an igloo, debut novelist Hoby brings to life the seamy underworld of bright, bored people during a suffocating New York City summer, demonstrating the sure hand seen in works by Bret Easton Ellis and Tama Janowitz.” Library Journal
“With effortlessly fluid prose, Hoby, herself a New York transplant from London, excels most promisingly in depicting the vivid, perhaps most iconic American city.” Booklist
“Hoby is a master of atmosphere…[especially of] the vibrant loneliness.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Hermione Hoby

Author Bio: Hermione Hoby

Hermione Hoby grew up in south London and has lived in New York since 2010. She is a freelance journalist who writes about culture and gender for publications including the New Yorker, the Guardian, the New York Times, and the Times Literary Supplement. She also writes the “Stranger of the Week” column for the Awl. Neon in Daylight is her first novel.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 8.01
Audience: Adult
Language: English