Look at Me
Look at Me
A Novel


At the start of this edgy and ambitiously multilayered novel, a fashion model named Charlotte Swenson emerges from a car accident in her Illinois hometown with her face so badly shattered that it takes eighty titanium screws to reassemble it. She returns to New York still beautiful but oddly unrecognizable, a virtual stranger in the world she once effortlessly occupied.

With the surreal authority of a David Lynch, Jennifer Egan threads Charlotte's narrative with those of other casualties of our infatuation with the image. There’s a deceptively plain teenaged girl embarking on a dangerous secret life, an alcoholic private eye, and an enigmatic stranger who changes names and accents as he prepares an apocalyptic blow against American society. As these narratives inexorably converge, Look at Me becomes a coolly mesmerizing intellectual thriller of identity and imposture.

Title Look at Me
Subtitle A Novel
Author Jennifer Egan
Publisher Anchor
Dewey Classification 813.54
Title First Published 08 October 2002
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 432 p.
ISBN-10 0385721358
ISBN-13 9780385721356
Publication Date 08 October 2002
Main content page count 432
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $15.95
 


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