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Look at me: a novel

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From the Pulitzer Prize winning author! At the start of this edgy and ambitiously multilayered novel - the National Book Award Finalist - 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 teenage 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.
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display_description Charlotte Swenson, a top fashion model, finds her life in shambles afte a horrible car accident in which her face is rendered unrecognizable, and her search for a new image leads her to the Internet and into the life of another Charlotte, a plain-looking teenager with whom she share a dangerous connection.
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subject_facet Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction, Models (Persons) -- Fiction, New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction, Teenage girls -- Fiction, Traffic accident victims -- Fiction
title_display Look at me : a novel
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