Radical Escapism

For some, pretending to be someone else and to live a dramatically different life is just a passing thought. A fantasy. But in this title of ours, for the main character it is not a passing thought and she does just that. Hmmm…seems like a great book for ruminating over the repercussions of such an act and ripe for discussion.

trio A happy marriage. A beautiful family. A lovely home. So what makes Emily Coleman get up one morning and walk right out of her life—to start again as someone new?

Now, Emily has become Cat, working at a hip advertising agency in London and living on the edge with her inseparable new friend, Angel. Cat’s buried any trace of her old self so well, no one knows how to find her. But she can’t bury the past—or her own memories.

And soon, she’ll have to face the truth of what she’s done—a shocking revelation that may push her one step too far. . . .

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be. -Kurt Vonnegut

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