You Are One of Them
by Elliott Holt
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Elliott Holt's You Are One of Them is a novel of grand and intimate scope, artfully balanced between the political and personal. The book's narrative satisfies on multiple levels, as both a compelling character study and a psychological thriller with a ferociously intelligent ending. It also captures the tenor of the 1980s and '90s, portraying, in detail that will resonate with readers who grew up in the era, the waning tensions and paranoia of the Cold War, the illusory trappings of American prosperity (Greed is good, sayeth Gordon Gekko), and the early rise of the Internet and other technologies that made the world so much smaller than we had ever imagined.
Against its evocative '80s backdrop, You Are One of Them presents a story about the intense yet fragile intimacy between two young girls. Sarah Zuckerman
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