Sloane Crosley The Clasp


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Named a Hot Fall Read by Huffington Post, Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair, The Chicago Tribune, Buzzfeed, Library Journal, Hello Giggles, Bustle and TIME   Reunited for the extravagant wedding of a college friend: Kezia, the second-in-command to an eccentric jewellery designer; Nathaniel, the former literary cool kid now selling his wares in Hollywood; and Victor, who has just been fired from a middling search engine. They soon slip back into their old roles - Victor loves Kezia. Kezia loves Nathaniel. Nathaniel loves Nathaniel. In the midst of all this semi-merriment, Victor has a bizarre encounter with the mother of the groom that triggers an obsession over a legendary necklace. Lacking employment or any other kind of tie, Victor leaves New York in search of the jewellery, supposedly stashed away in an obscure small-town chateau. And, in a bid to save him from ruining whatever is left of his young ambitions, Kezia and Nathaniel set out to find him. Heartfelt, suspenseful and told with Sloane Crosley's inimitable spark and wit, THE CLASP is a story of friends struggling to fit together when their lives haven't gone as planned and of learning how to tell the difference between what's real and what's fake. 'I took so much pleasure in every sentence of The Clasp, fell so completely under the spell of its narrative tone - equal parts bite and tenderness, a dash of rue - and became so completely caught up in the charmingly dented protagonists and their off-kilter cape, that the book's emotional power, building steadily and quietly, caught me off-guard, and left me with a lump in my throat.' Michael Chabon
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  • Sloane Crosley - The Clasp

    The Clasp


    25. October 2015 um 19:30

    Back in the days of college, they were close friends. Now, a couple of years later, they are all supposed to have a great career and reunite for Caroline’s wedding. Kezia, believed to be a jewelry designer but actually just the assistant of an unbearable boss with a minor understanding of the trade. Nathaniel who was up to a literary career, has turned to Hollywood, but actually does not find anybody to produce his shows. And Victor, computer guy who was just fired from a third class search engine. They all pretend to be something they aren’t, but as things become messed up, reality can no longer be hidden and they turn out to be what they actually are. The story is told from alternating points of view of the three protagonists. It is interesting to see how, for quite some time, they manage to beguile themselves with careers they do not have and lives they do not lead. Step by step, they have to accept reality and come to terms with their actual situation. Sometimes depressing, sometimes outspokenly funny, the author created a very realistic picture of the generation which hoped for so much and only got a small piece of the cake. What I especially liked was the subplot of Guy de Maupassant’s story. This was cleverly interwoven with the story and added some literary substance.

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