(From the publisher):
In the twilight of glittering, shameless New York, the most famous chronicler of eighties society was columnist Libby Alexander - a.k.a. The Pimpernel. She was the all-perceiving eye among the citizens of a gilded arena. Now New York is in the grip of a new seriousness. Each day brings more reports of failures, crack-ups, breakups, and bankruptcies. The sudden money is suddenly gone. It's the low-key nineties, and Libby's subjects are fleeing their old habits and excesses. Libby is in trouble - no society means no story. But when Jack and Veronica Kahn come to town, the lavish games begin again. Unrepentantly rich and free, they create their own social whirl. As their columnist of choice, Libby is at the center - perfectly situated to bring the beautiful Veronica together with the elusive and glamorous man who suddenly appears from her past. Following them through a season of New York high life, Libby sees the depth of the troubles that lie behind their dazzling facade. Libby and her subjects learn that the past can never really be reclaimed.
Original title: Creatures of Habit
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Rich & Famous
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Urban / Big City Life