Beautiful Little Fools

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Author
Jillian Cantor
Publisher
Simon and Schuster
Genre
Fiction
Released
05 January, 2022
ISBN
9781761105371

Beautiful Little Fools

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Synopsis

A powerful reimagining of The Great Gatsby from the perspective of the three women whose lives are unravelled by one man’s romantic obsession.

On a sultry August day in 1922, Jay Gatsby is shot dead in his West Egg swimming pool. To the police, it appears to be an open-and-shut case of murder/suicide when the body of George Wilson, a local mechanic, is found in the woods nearby. Then a diamond hairpin is discovered in the bushes by the pool, and three women fall under suspicion. Each holds a key that can unlock the truth to the mysterious life and death of this enigmatic millionaire.

Daisy Buchanan once thought she might marry Gatsby – before her family was torn apart by an unspeakable tragedy that sent her into the arms of the philandering Tom Buchanan. Jordan Baker, Daisy’s best friend, guards a secret that derailed her promising golf career and threatens to ruin her friendship with Daisy as well. Catherine McCoy, a suffragette, fights for women’s freedom and independence, and especially for her sister, Myrtle Wilson, who’s trapped in a terrible marriage.

Their stories unfold in the years leading up to that fateful summer of 1922, when all three of their lives are on the brink of unravelling. Each woman is pulled deeper into Jay Gatsby’s romantic obsession, with devastating consequences for all of them.

This inspired reimagining of the glittering Jazz Age world of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s timeless classic is a quintessential tale of money and power, marriage and friendship, love and desire – and ultimately the murder of a man tormented by the past and driven by a destructive longing that can never be fulfilled.

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Jillian Cantor on Rewriting The Great Gatsby from the Women's Perspective

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18 January 2022

Jillian Cantor on Rewriting The Great Gatsby from the Women's Perspective

    Your Preview Verdict: Beautiful Little Fools by Jillian Cantor

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      A Dazzling Retelling: Read an Extract from Beautiful Little Fools by Jillian Cantor

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      A Dazzling Retelling: Read an Extract from Beautiful Little Fools by Jillian Cantor

        A Powerful Take on a Timeless Classic: Review of Beautiful Little Fools by Jillian Cantor

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        10 January 2022

        A Powerful Take on a Timeless Classic: Review of Beautiful Little Fools by Jillian Cantor

          Jillian Cantor
          About the author

          Jillian Cantor

          Jillian Cantor is the internationally bestselling author of ten novels for adults and teens, including In Another Time, The Hours Count, Margot and The Lost Letter. Her books have been translated into 13 languages and chosen for Amazon Best of the Month, LibraryReads, Indie Next. She lives in Arizona.

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