City of friends.
Publication year: 2017
Media class: Hardback
Publisher: London : Mantle, 2017.
ISBN: 1509823476 9781509823475 (hbk): 18.99
She glanced at her phone again. There were appeals from the girls, from her colleagues, a text from Steve reading with uncharacteristic imperiousness, 'Call me'. She couldn't. She couldn't call anyone. She leaned forward, gripping the edge of the bench, and stared at the ground. God, she thought, am I losing my mind? Is this what happens when you lose your job? The day Stacey Grant loses her job feels like the last day of her life. Or at least, the only life she'd ever known. For who was she if not a City high-flyer, Senior Partner at one of the top private equity firms in London? As Stacey starts to reconcile her old life with the new - one without professional achievements or meetings, but instead, long days at home with her dog and ailing mother, waiting for her successful husband to come home - she at least has The Girls to fall back on.
No. of reservations: 0
JT is a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. This latest book tracks the lives of four university friends now in their forties with city careers, families and their trials and tribulations. I'm not sure that I particularly warmed to them but they are inhabiting a different world to me. I read over two train journeys on a weekend, it was perfect reading for this, no too taxing, interesting enough to want to know what was going on with each one even if some decisions weren't the ones I might necessarily make. I think JT was trying to make a point around feminism and women in the workplace, juggling the work life balance around family, can they really have it all?
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