Bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love, Elizabeth Gilbert, is releasing a brand new novel, City of Girls.
Set in New York in the 1940’s, the novel has been described as a coming-of-age, sublime novel that is ‘colourful, glittering, moving, witty and wise’. The story is centred around nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris, who, after being exiled by her parents, arrives in New York with only a suitcase and sewing machine to her name. Having failed her sophomore year of Vassar, she makes a name for herself as a self-appointed seamstress at the Lily Playhouse. Here, Vivian transforms the showgirls with her quicksilver needle skills, creating garments fit for a goddess. New York no longer seems like a place of exile – in this strange wartime city of girls, Vivian and her girlfriends intend to drink the heady high-ball of life to the last drop. But there are lessons to be learned, and bitter mistakes to be made, and it isn’t long before Vivian realises that to live the life she wants, sacrifices must be made…
For those of you who adored Eat, Pray, Love (and really, who didn’t?), this is certainly a title to look forward to by a beloved and cherished author.
Elizabeth Gilbert is the number one bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and several other international bestselling books of fiction and non-fiction including The Signature of All Things which was longlisted for the Baileys Prize and shortlisted for the Wellcome Prize. Her work has also been nominated for the PEN/ Hemingway Award, the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
The highly-anticipated novel is to be published by Bloomsbury on the 4th of June 2019.