CHOCOLATE MONEY

by Ashley Prenti Norton

October 2, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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As addictive, decadent and delicious as chocolate itself.

Set in 1980s Chicago and on the East Coast, this electric debut chronicles the relationship between an impossibly rich chocolate heiress, Babs Ballentyne, and her sensitive and bookish young daughter, Bettina. Babs plays by no one''s rules: naked Christmas cards, lavish theme parties with lewd installations at her Lake Shore Drive penthouse, nocturnal visits from her married lover, who "admires her centerfold" while his wife sleeps at their nearby home.

Bettina wants nothing more than to win her mother''s affection and approval, both of which prove elusive. When she escapes to an elite New Hampshire prep school, Bettina finds that her unorthodox upbringing makes it difficult to fit in with her peers, one of whom happens to be the son of Babs''s lover. As she struggles to forge an identity apart from her mother, Bettina walks a fine linebetween self-preservation and self-destruction.

As funny as it is scandalous, The Chocolate Money isMommie Dearest, Prep, and 50 Shades of Gray all rolled into one compulsively readable book.

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: October 2, 2013

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0999730517

ISBN - 13: 9780999730515

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CHOCOLATE MONEY

by Ashley Prenti Norton

Format: Trade Paperback

Published: October 2, 2013

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0999730517

ISBN - 13: 9780999730515

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As addictive, decadent and delicious as chocolate itself.

Set in 1980s Chicago and on the East Coast, this electric debut chronicles the relationship between an impossibly rich chocolate heiress, Babs Ballentyne, and her sensitive and bookish young daughter, Bettina. Babs plays by no one''s rules: naked Christmas cards, lavish theme parties with lewd installations at her Lake Shore Drive penthouse, nocturnal visits from her married lover, who "admires her centerfold" while his wife sleeps at their nearby home.

Bettina wants nothing more than to win her mother''s affection and approval, both of which prove elusive. When she escapes to an elite New Hampshire prep school, Bettina finds that her unorthodox upbringing makes it difficult to fit in with her peers, one of whom happens to be the son of Babs''s lover. As she struggles to forge an identity apart from her mother, Bettina walks a fine linebetween self-preservation and self-destruction.

As funny as it is scandalous, The Chocolate Money isMommie Dearest, Prep, and 50 Shades of Gray all rolled into one compulsively readable book.

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