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About the Author
Hermione Hoby grew up in south London and has lived in New York since 2010. She is a freelance journalist who writes about culture and gender for publications including the New Yorker, the Guardian, the New York Times, and the Times Literary Supplement. She also writes the "Stranger of the Week" column for the Awl. Neon in Daylight is her first novel.
Saskia Maarleveld is an experienced voice-over actress and Earphones Award-winning narrator. Raised in New Zealand and France, she is highly skilled with accents and dialects, and many of her books have been narrated entirely in accents other than her own. In addition to audiobooks, her voice can be heard in animation, video games, and commercials.
Hermione Hoby paints a garish world that drew me in and held me spellbound. She is a marvel.-- "Ann Patchett, New York Times bestselling author"
A classic New York City novel-sleek and stylish, both in literary craft and in the milieu portrayed.-- "Stephanie Danler, New York Times bestselling author"
Hoby avoids getting eaten alive by the city that never sleeps in Neon in Daylight.-- "Vanity Fair"
In Hoby's radiant first novel...her sentences are sleek and tailored. Language molds snugly to thought.-- "New York Times"
[In Hoby's] smart, stylish debut novel...that rush of discovery and possibility-being young in New York-is entwined with displacement, disconnection, and self-deception. And a bruising loneliness is not only a potential side effect but a necessary part of the experience, too.-- "New York Times Book Review"
You'll adore the bustling, artsy version of NYC in this read.-- "Bustle"
A sharp novel with perceptive observations...and vivid, complicated relationships.-- "Publishers Weekly"
In language so vivid that readers could break a sweat in an igloo, debut novelist Hoby brings to life the seamy underworld of bright, bored people during a suffocating New York City summer, demonstrating the sure hand seen in works by Bret Easton Ellis and Tama Janowitz.-- "Library Journal"
With effortlessly fluid prose, Hoby, herself a New York transplant from London, excels most promisingly in depicting the vivid, perhaps most iconic American city.-- "Booklist"
Hoby is a master of atmosphere...[especially of] the vibrant loneliness.-- "Kirkus Reviews"