In the summer of 1987, 25-year-old Eve Rosen is an aspiring writer languishing in a low-level assistant job, still in the shadow of her brilliant brother. With her ambitions floundering, Eve jumps at the chance to attend a gathering at the Cape Cod home of famed New Yorker writer Henry Grey and his poet wife, Tillie. Dazzled by the guests and her burgeoning crush on the hosts' artistic son, Eve lands a new job as Grey's research assistant and an invitation to his exclusive "Book Party," where attendees dress as literary characters. But by the night of the party, Eve discovers uncomfortable truths about her summer entanglements and begins to wonder if the literary world is not at all what it seems.
"Written with fresh confidence and verve, this first novel is a bibliophile's delight, with plenty of title-dropping and humorous digs at the publishing scene of the 1980s."—Kirkus Reviews