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Social Creature

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
'A Ripleyesque exploration of female insecurity set among the socialites of Manhattan' Guardian, Books of the Year

'An irresistible novel about a toxic friendship taken to the extreme' Elle

Lavinia has it all.

Lavinia has an apartment on the Upper East Side.

Lavinia goes to glittering parties that last from dusk till dawn.

Lavinia wants to seize life and live it to the fullest.

Lavinia is going to die soon.

Louise knows this.

You know this.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Unflinching, cool, brutal. This book will make you its accomplice. You’ll go willingly." - Georgia Clark

"Burton creates a tense world of escalating artifice that is choked with ambition and FOMO. The result is a pleasurable blend of anxiety and thrill that deepens with each new instance of narcissistic cruelty. Social Creature is a millennial update to Ripley, in a digital world where identity is even more porous and easily hijacked, and the fun of watching selves be invented is matched by the nastiness with which they are destroyed." - Caite Dolan-Leach

"I read Social Creature in one breathless rush. It’s a wild nightmarish ride through a New York City of decadence and broken dreams, faking it and f*cking up, love and lies and more lies. This is the missing link between Bret Easton Ellis and The Secret History." - Emma Flint

"A compulsively readable, razor sharp novel for the social media age. Edith Wharton meets Patricia Highsmith." - Carol Goodman

"A mesmerizing and beautifully lyrical debut about sexuality, identity, envy, confusion, and the creepy ways in which we swallow one another in attempt to become ourselves." - Swan Huntley

"Glittering, breathless, and precise---Social Creature fearlessly explores identity in the modern world through a dangerous and magnetic friendship. Tara Isabella Burton’s prose is electrifying, her characters dazzlingly bright. This novel will consume you." - Danya Kukafka

"Devious and decadent. I couldn’t put it down." - Courtney Maum


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September 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Social Creature
Author(s): Tara Isabella Burton
ISBN: 1-68324-910-0 / 978-1-68324-910-8 (USA edition)
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Title: Social Creature: 'A Ripleyesque exploration of female insecurity set among the socialites of Manhattan' (Guardian)
Author(s): Tara Isabella Burton
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June 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Social Creature: A Novel
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May 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Social Creature: 'A Ripleyesque exploration of female insecurity set among the socialites of Manhattan' (Guardian)
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Title: Social Creature: A Novel
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July 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Social Creature: 'A Ripleyesque exploration of female insecurity set among the socialites of Manhattan' (Guardian)
Author(s): Tara Isabella Burton
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Title: Social Creature
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Title: Social Creature: A Novel
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June 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Social Creature: 'A Ripleyesque exploration of female insecurity set among the socialites of Manhattan' (Guardian)
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Title: Social Creature: A Novel
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