Look at Me

Version: Unabridged
Author: Jennifer Egan
Narrator: Rachel Warren
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
Published In: June 2012
# of Units: 16 CDs
Length: 16 hours, 39 minutes
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At the start of this edgy and ambitiously multilayered novel, a fashion model named Charlotte Swenson emerges from a car accident in her Illinois hometown with her face so badly shattered that it takes eighty titanium screws to reassemble it. She returns to New York still beautiful but oddly unrecognizable, a virtual stranger in the world she once effortlessly occupied. With the surreal authority of a David Lynch, Jennifer Egan threads Charlotte's narrative with those of other casualties of our infatuation with the image. There's a deceptively plain teenage girl embarking on a dangerous secret life, an alcoholic private eye, and an enigmatic stranger who changes names and accents as he prepares an apocalyptic blow against American society. As these narratives inexorably converge, "Look at Me" becomes a coolly mesmerizing intellectual thriller of identity and imposture.

Author Details

Author Details

Egan, Jennifer

Jennifer Egan is the author of "The Invisible Circus" and the story collection "Emerald City," Her stories have been published in such magazines as "The New Yorker, Harper's, GQ, Zoetrope," and "Ploughshares," and her nonfiction appears frequently in "The New York Times Magazine," Egan lives with her husband and son in Brooklyn.
For further information about Jennifer Egan, visit her Web site at www.jenniferegan.com.