Friday, February 27, 2009


I am so excited! I just read in Vogue that Caitlin Macy has FINALLY written another book! Her first book, The Fundamentals of Play is one of my favorites in recent years. Here is a blurb from Amazon:

Caitlin Macy’s debut novel The Fundamentals of Play was heralded as a Gatsbyesque examination of love and class in Manhattan. Now, in her sophisticated and provocative story collection Spoiled, Macy turns her unsparing eye on affluent and educated women who nevertheless struggle to keep their footing in their relationships and life.

In “Annabel’s Mother,” a young woman does a good deed for her nanny, only to have it go horribly wrong. “Bait and Switch” chronicles a lifelong rivalry between two sisters. A self-made woman struggles to gain the upper hand with her comically self-assured cleaning woman in “The Red Coat.” And in “Taroudant,” a newly married woman desperate for authentic experience makes a rash decision to leave the grounds of her Moroccan luxury hotel.

Macy’s voice is as straightforward as it is original in these stories, and her characters deftly nuanced. Full of surprising, sometimes shocking insights and simmering with outrage, compassion, and humor, Spoiled is a remarkable collection from a boldly talented writer.

Update: The NY Times Style Section ran a feature article about Caitlin Macy and her new book. You can find "Between a Soft and a Cushy Place" here.

1 comment:

Brilliant Asylum said...

Can't wait to read this one.