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Beautiful Little Fools

A Novel

by Jillian Cantor

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Beautiful Little Fools by Jillian Cantor
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    Feb 2022, 368 pages

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    Feb 2022, 368 pages

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Jillian Cantor reimagines F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby through the eyes of three women under suspicion for the murder of the titular millionaire.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby tells the story of Nick Carraway and his friendship with the enigmatic and grandiose millionaire Jay Gatsby in 1922. The book ends with Gatsby dead in his swimming pool, murdered at the hands of a jealous husband who then killed himself. But what if his death wasn't quite so straightforward and someone got away with murder? Beautiful Little Fools, Jillian Cantor's feminist reimagining of the American classic, explores the lives of Daisy Buchanan, Jordan Baker and Catherine McCoy, three women pulled into Gatsby's orbit and then suspected of his murder.

The story alternates between the points of view of these three very different women, spanning their lives between 1917 and 1923. Daisy comes from money, and although she falls for the young, poor soldier Jay Gatsby, she chooses to marry Tom Buchanan after a family tragedy threatens her with ...

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