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National Book Award for Fiction Best Book (nominee)

"Look at Me is original, bold, haunting in the range and depth of its psychological acuity. Egan is a thrilling, beautiful writer."
John Burnham Schwartz


In her first novel since her widely praised debut, The Invisible Circus, Jennifer Egan demonstrates once again her virtuosity at weaving a spellbinding story with language that dazzles. In this boldly ambitious and symphonic novel, she captures the tenor of our times and offers an unsettling glimpse of the future.

Fashion model Charlotte Swenson returns to Manhattan, having just recovered from a catastrophic car accident in her hometown of Rockford, Illinois. The skin of her face is perfect, but behind it lie eighty titanium screws that hold together the bones that were shattered when she hit the unbreakable windscreen of her car.

Unrecognizable to her peers and colleagues, Charlotte finds it impossible to resume her former life. Instead, she floats invisibly through a world of fashion nightclubs and edgy Internet projects, where image and reality are indistinguishable.

During her recovery in Rockford, she had met another Charlotte, the plain-looking teenage daughter of her former best friend. Young Charlotte, alienated from parents and friends, has come under the sway of two men: her uncle, a mentally unstable scholar of the Industrial Revolution, and an enigmatic high school teacher whom she seduces.

In following these tales to their eerie convergence, Look at Me is both a send-up of image culture in America and a mystery of human identity. Egan illuminates the difficulties of shaping an inner life in a culture obsessed with surfaces and asks whether "truth" can have any meaning in an era when reality itself has become a style.

Written with powerful intelligence and grace, Look at Me clearly establishes Jennifer Egan as one of the most daring and gifted novelists of her generation.In her first novel since her widely praised debut, The Invisible Circus, Jennifer Egan demonstrates once again her virtuosity at weaving a spellbinding story with language that dazzles. In this boldly ambitious and symphonic novel, she captures the tenor of our times and offers an unsettling glimpse of the future.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2001 : USA Hardback
Title: Look at Me
Author(s): Jennifer Egan
ISBN: 0-385-50276-1 / 978-0-385-50276-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
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Paperback Editions

September 2011 : UK Paperback
Title: Look at Me
Author(s): Jennifer Egan
ISBN: 1-78033-099-5 / 978-1-78033-099-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corsair
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June 2003 : UK Paperback
Title: Look At Me: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Egan
ISBN: 0-330-49041-9 / 978-0-330-49041-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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October 2002 : USA Paperback
Title: Look at Me: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Egan
ISBN: 0-385-72135-8 / 978-0-385-72135-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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June 2002 : UK Paperback
Title: Look at Me
Author(s): Jennifer Egan
ISBN: 0-330-49042-7 / 978-0-330-49042-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Audio Editions

June 2012 : USA Audio CD
Title: Look at Me: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Egan
ISBN: 1-60998-815-9 / 978-1-60998-815-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
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February 2012 : USA Audio CD
Title: Look at Me
Author(s): Jennifer Egan
ISBN: 0-7927-8536-3 / 978-0-7927-8536-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audiogo
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Kindle Editions

September 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Look at Me
Author(s): Jennifer Egan
Publisher: Corsair
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December 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Look at Me: A Novel
Author(s): Jennifer Egan
Publisher: Anchor
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