In a city of 8 million, where your zip code is as important as your handbag, comes a new novel by the New York Times bestselling author of Sex and the City and Lipstick Jungle featuring a group of five characters living in a swanky New York City apartment building.
In this, her fifth book, best-selling author Candace Bushnell takes us inside the enclave of a wealthy, exclusive New York City apartment building where your worth is measured by the square foot and personal decorators are the newest accessory. Candace gives us five stories that all take place within the walls of the same Fifth Avenue co-op building:
An actress of a certain age whose career is on hold returns to New York City after years away
A gay art dealer who caters to the local socialites and is privy to all their innermost thoughts
A Nuevo Riche family from the South who want to introduce their daughter into New York society no matter the cost
A bored socialite whose workaholic hedge-fund manager husband may have something fishy going on
A struggling author who just got a big break but might have to sell his soul for it
In Candace's new novel the lives of the privileged that look so rosy on the exterior mask a darker underbelly of cutthroat rules, secret lives, and the constant pressure to stay on top.
PRAISE FOR LIPSTICK JUNGLE
"Candace Bushnell ably demonstrates that her eye for the foibles and mating habits of the well-heeled is as sharp as ever."
"ONE FIFTH AVENUE is a modern comedy of manners -- a landmark novel, if you like. Its observations about money, the Internet, the function of art in society as wellas sex romps, social climbing and snobbery enhance Bushnell's reputation as an astute observer of modern life....Carrie Bradshaw wannabes as well as women (and men) near Bushnell's age -- she turns 50 this year -- will be pulled into this refreshing and highly entertaining novel about the power of money, sex and celebrity."
Candace Bushnell is the critically acclaimed and best-selling author of Sex and the City, Four Blondes, Trading Up, and Lipstick Jungle. Her first book, Sex and the City, was the basis for the HBO hit television show and movie. Her fourth book, Lipstick Jungle, was a drama on NBC and she was an active producer on that show. Bushnell is also the host of Sex, Success and Sensibility, a live radio show on Sirius Stars. She lives in New York City.