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The Clasp

(2015)
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Part comedy of manners, part treasure hunt, the first novel from the writer whom David Sedaris calls "perfectly, relentlessly funny".

Kezia, Nathaniel, and Victor are reunited for the extravagant wedding of a college friend. Now at the tail end of their 20s, they arrive completely absorbed in their own lives - Kezia the second-in-command to a madwoman jewelry designer in Manhattan; Nathaniel the former literary cool kid, selling his wares in Hollywood; and the Eeyore-esque Victor, just fired from a middling search engine. They soon slip back into old roles: Victor loves Kezia. Kezia loves Nathaniel. Nathaniel loves Nathaniel.

In the midst of all this semi-merriment, Victor passes out in the mother of the groom's bedroom. He wakes to her jovially slapping him across the face. Instead of a scolding, she offers Victor a story she's never even told her son, about a valuable necklace that disappeared during the Nazi occupation of France.

And so a madcap adventure is set into motion, one that leads Victor, Kezia, and Nathaniel from Miami to New York and LA to Paris and across France, until they converge at the estate of Guy de Maupassant, author of the classic short story "The Necklace".

Heartfelt, suspenseful, and told with Sloane Crosley's inimitable spark and wit, The Clasp is a story of friends struggling to fit together now that their lives haven't gone as planned, of how to separate the real from the fake. Such a task might be possible when it comes to precious stones, but is far more difficult to pull off with humans.

Includes the short story "The Necklace", read by Barbara Rosenblat.

 
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Used availability for Sloane Crosley's The Clasp


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Hardback Editions

December 2015 : USA Library Binding
Title: The Clasp
Author(s): Sloane Crosley
ISBN: 1-62899-781-8 / 978-1-62899-781-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point
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November 2015 : UK Hardback
Title: The Clasp
Author(s): Sloane Crosley
ISBN: 0-09-195443-6 / 978-0-09-195443-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: The Clasp: A Novel
Author(s): Sloane Crosley
ISBN: 0-374-12441-8 / 978-0-374-12441-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

January 2017 : Canada Paperback
Title: The Clasp
Author(s): Sloane Crosley
ISBN: 1-4434-4504-5 / 978-1-4434-4504-7 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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June 2016 : USA Paperback
Title: The Clasp: A Novel
Author(s): Sloane Crosley
ISBN: 1-250-09721-5 / 978-1-250-09721-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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May 2016 : UK Paperback
Title: The Clasp
Author(s): Sloane Crosley
ISBN: 0-09-959199-5 / 978-0-09-959199-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windmill Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

November 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: The Clasp
Author(s): Sloane Crosley
ISBN: 0-09-195444-4 / 978-0-09-195444-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2015 : Canada Paperback
Title: The Clasp
Author(s): Sloane Crosley
ISBN: 1-4434-4503-7 / 978-1-4434-4503-0 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperAvenue
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

October 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: The Clasp
Author(s): Sloane Crosley
ISBN: 1-4272-6474-0 / 978-1-4272-6474-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: MacMillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Clasp: A Novel
Author(s): Sloane Crosley
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

October 2015 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Clasp
Author(s): Sloane Crosley
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Clasp
Author(s): Sloane Crosley
Publisher: HarperAvenue
Availability: Amazon CA   

October 2015 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Clasp: A Novel
Author(s): Sloane Crosley
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   



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