Maura Moynihan's first novel, Covergirl, blends fact and fiction in a super and fascinating roman à clef that pulls richly from the author's personal adventures as a Warhol lady and from her a long time of operating with Tibetan refugees in Asia.
Meet Veronica Ferris, the daughter of an imperious socialite and a kindly yet absent diplomat. clean out of school, Veronica lands in new york in pursuit of romance, disco, and rock 'n' roll—an arrival that threatens to usurp her mother's formidable attack on long island excessive society. retaining her "double lifestyles" as a skilled partygoer and a bearer of the esteemed Ferris family members identify is a high-wire act that calls for way more crafty and discretion than younger Veronica in the beginning realizes. With its unforgettable heroine and wry, hugely enjoyable voice, Covergirl is instantaneously a poignant coming-of-age story, a pleasant social satire, and a colourful modern day odyssey.
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