The Savage Girl

Paperback | September 17, 2002

byAlex Shakar

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What is the next trend -- the next "killer app"? This question is very much on the mind of Ursula Van Urden, a burned-out art student who, after her supermodel sister Ivy's widely publicized suicide attempt, has found work as a trendspotter for Tomorrow, Ltd., in the volcano-shadowed metropolis of Middle City. Armed with only a sketch pad and a mandate to "find the future," Ursula discovers a homeless girl who hunts her own food and lives on the street. This "savage girl" becomes Ursula's first trend and the basis for an advertising scheme that goes madly, disastrously awry.

An exceptionally written novel that puts an obsession with pop culture under the microscope, The Savage Girl is a book that cannot be ignored, and Alex Shakar is a writer brimming with talent.

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What is the next trend -- the next "killer app"? This question is very much on the mind of Ursula Van Urden, a burned-out art student who, after her supermodel sister Ivy's widely publicized suicide attempt, has found work as a trendspotter for Tomorrow, Ltd., in the volcano-shadowed metropolis of Middle City. Armed with only a sketch ...

What is the next trend -- the next "killer app"? This question is very much on the mind of Ursula Van Urden, a burned-out art student who, after her supermodel sister Ivy's widely publicized suicide attempt, has found work as a trendspotter for Tomorrow, Ltd., in the volcano-shadowed metropolis of Middle City. Armed with only a sketch ...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:September 17, 2002Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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“Fiction by the likes of Orwell, Huxley, Wolfe, Byatt, Pynchon, and DeLillo divines the undercurrents that push and pull society into states of decadence or reformation, and now Shakar continues the tradition in a kinetic debut novel that cannily assesses the shadow side of consumer culture. . . . Shakar’s satiric extrapolation of the cannibalistic aspect of our frenzied pursuit of what’s hot is searing and brilliant.” (ALA Booklist (starred review))