“Spectacular” – Publishers Weekly
“An addictive treat” – Kirkus Reviews
“An intricate and brave story” – Booklist
“One of the best novels of 2020” – BookPage
Just look at all these reviews! Do we have a new bestseller? Perhaps. But who’s its author? The authorship belongs to Megan Angelo. And the book we’d like to present you – Angelo’s new novel Followers.
This is a thrilling story of two friends, Orla and Floss, the dark choices they make and the stunning moment that changes the world as we know it forever. But first things first.
Orla Cadden is a promising novelist stuck in a dead-end job. She writes about movie-star affairs and influencer yoga moves. Orla meets Floss, a passionate, wannabe A-lister. He comes up with a plan for launching them both into the high-profile lives they dream about. But what if these methods are a little shady and some people can suffer because of it? Hm. Well, their legions of followers can’t be wrong.
Thirty-five years later, there’s a closed California village where government-appointed celebrities live every moment of the day on camera. Marlow, one of the villagers, discovers a devastating secret about her past. Being very popular – twelve million loyal followers – Marlow dreams of fleeing the corporate sponsors who would do anything to keep her on-screen. When she learns that her whole family history is based on a lie, she decides to run in search of the truth, regardless of the risks.
Followers trace the paths of Orla, Floss and Marlow as they go through time toward each other, and toward a catastrophic event that sends America into lasting upheaval. This darkly funny story reminds us that even if we are obsessed with famous people we’ll never meet, what we really long for is a genuine human connection.
You can’t miss this release!