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Gilded Age - A Novel

Claire McMillan

Eleanor Hart had made a brilliant marriage in New York, but it ended in a scandalous divorce and thirty days in Sierra Tucson rehab. Now she finds that, despite feminist lip service, she will still need a husband to be socially complete. A woman's sexual reputation matters, and so does her family name. Ellie must navigate the treacherous social terrain where old money meets new: charitable benefits and tequila body shots, inherited diamonds and viper-bite lip piercings, country house weekends and sexting. She finds that her beauty is a powerful tool in this world, but it has its limitations, even liabilities. Through one misstep after another, Ellie mishandles her second act. Her options narrow, her future prospects contract, until she faces a desperate choice. With a keen eye for detail and a heart big enough to embrace those she observes, Claire McMillan has written an assured and revelatory debut novel about class, gender, and the timeless conundrum of femininity.

Eleanor Hart had made a brilliant marriage in New York, but it ended in a scandalous divorce and thirty days in Sierra Tucson rehab. Now she finds that, despite feminist lip service, she will still need a husband to be socially complete. A woman's sexual reputation matters, and so does her family name. Ellie must navigate the treacherous social terrain where old money meets new: charitable benefits and tequila body shots, inherited diamonds and viper-bite lip piercings, country house weekends and sexting. She finds that her beauty is a powerful tool in this world, but it has its limitations, even liabilities. Through one misstep after another, Ellie mishandles her second act. Her options narrow, her future prospects contract, until she faces a desperate choice. With a keen eye for detail and a heart big enough to embrace those she observes, Claire McMillan has written an assured and revelatory debut novel about class, gender, and the timeless conundrum of femininity.
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Eleanor Hart had made a brilliant marriage in New York, but it ended in a scandalous divorce and thirty days in Sierra Tucson rehab. Now she finds that, despite feminist lip service, she will still need a husband to be socially complete. A woman's sexual reputation matters, and so does her family name. Ellie must navigate the treacherous social terrain where old money meets new: charitable benefits and tequila body shots, inherited diamonds and viper-bite lip piercings, country house weekends and sexting. She finds that her beauty is a powerful tool in this world, but it has its limitations, even liabilities. Through one misstep after another, Ellie mishandles her second act. Her options narrow, her future prospects contract, until she faces a desperate choice. With a keen eye for detail and a heart big enough to embrace those she observes, Claire McMillan has written an assured and revelatory debut novel about class, gender, and the timeless conundrum of femininity.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Hillary Huber

Length:

8h 33m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:42


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

21:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:38


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

32:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:55


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

11:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

35:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

23:31


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

30:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

10:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

24:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

23:18


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:18


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:28


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

14:10


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:52


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

19:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:25