Neon in Daylight

Neon in Daylight

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Publisher's Synopsis

'What do you get when a writer of extreme intelligence, insight, style and beauty chronicles the lives of self-absorbed hedonists - The Great Gatsby, Bright Lights, Big City, and now Neon in Daylight. Hermione Hoby held me spellbound' Ann Patchett, author of COMMONWEALTH

'Hoby is so good at unpacking all the strange dynamics at work in sex and desire' Emma Cline, author of THE GIRLS

'The perfect book with which to while away those hot summer nights' Independent

'Expect Gatsby-esque hedonism and lyricism' Evening Standard


'You will be transfixed' The Pool


'Smart, shimmering ... glinting with pocketable images and insights ... A vibrant rush of a novel' Observer


A New York summer so hot the air is turning yellow.

Kate, a young woman newly arrived from London, is determined to become the kind of person who is up for it and down for it - and not remotely troubled over how those two semantically opposed phrases could have come to mean the same thing.

In the sweltering city, she encounters Bill, a once-lauded now booze-sodden novelist, and Inez, his teenage daughter who makes extra cash catering to the sexual fantasies of men she has met online - and falls into a complex infatuation with them both.

Book information

ISBN: 9781409184621
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pub date:
Edition: Paperback original
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 282
Weight: 272g
Height: 197mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 22mm