Dream Sequence

Adam Foulds. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $25 (224p) ISBN 978-0-374-14370-1
The latest from Foulds (In the Wolf’s Mouth) is an outstanding and unyielding exploration of celebrity, fame, and all its attendant obsessions. Kristin is recently divorced and living alone in the Philadelphia home she once shared with her ex-husband, who’s since moved on to his third marriage. The one thing that gives her joy in “her new, ruined life” is the British TV show The Grange and its irrepressibly handsome star Henry Banks. In London, Henry has no idea Kristin exists and is eager to move on from the small screen. Between starving himself into the kind of ugliness necessary for the lead role in an acclaimed Spanish director’s new movie and partying with models and rich heirs in Qatar, Henry’s star is rising and he is about to launch into the highest stratosphere of fame. Kristin’s infatuation with Henry, meanwhile, becomes an obsession, and she boards a flight to London to try to get as close to him as she can. When Kristin and Henry’s paths cross, to devastating effect, Kristin must contend with the dissonance between the reality of Henry and her fantasies of him. Foulds’s novel is fun, smart, and tense, part psychological drama about media-driven obsession and part razor-sharp social critique. (May)
Reviewed on : 03/06/2019
Release date: 05/14/2019
Genre: Fiction
Paperback - 224 pages - 978-1-250-61947-1
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