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Young Jane Young : a novel / Gabrielle Zevin.

Author/Creator:
Zevin, Gabrielle author.
Publication:
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
294 pages ; 24 cm
Edition:
First edition.
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Subjects:
Interns (Legislation) -- Fiction.
Mistresses -- Social aspects -- Fiction.
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Self-actualization (Psychology) in women -- Fiction.
Adultery -- Fiction.
Public opinion -- Fiction.
Local subjects:
Wedding planners -- Fiction. (search)
Mistresses -- Social aspects -- Fiction. (search)
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction. (search)
Form/Genre:
Psychological fiction.
Summary:
Young Jane Young's heroine is Aviva Grossman, an ambitious Congressional intern in Florida who makes the life-changing mistake of having an affair with her boss who is beloved, admired, successful, and very married and blogging about it. When the affair comes to light, the Congressman doesn't take the fall, but Aviva does, and her life is over before it hardly begins. She becomes a late night talk show punchline; she is slut shamed, labeled as fat and ugly, and considered a blight on politics in general. How does one go on after this? In Aviva's case, she sees no way out but to change her name and move to a remote town in Maine. She tries to start over as a wedding planner, to be smarter about her life, and to raise her daughter to be strong and confident. But when, at the urging of others, she decides to run for public office herself, that long ago mistake trails her via the Internet like a scarlet A. For in our age, Google guarantees that the past is never, ever, truly past, that everything you've done will live on for everyone to know about for all eternity. And it's only a matter of time until Aviva's daughter, Ruby, finds out who her mother was, and is, and must decide whether she can still respect her.
ISBN:
9781616205041
1616205040
OCLC:
967202848
Publisher Number:
99973633674