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The Resource The knockoff : a novel, Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza

The knockoff : a novel, Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza

Label
The knockoff : a novel
Title
The knockoff
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza
Title variation
  • Knock-off
  • Tech darling
Title variation remainder
a novel
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An outrageously stylish, wickedly funny novel of fashion in the digital age, "The Knockoff" is the story of Imogen Tate, editor in chief of "Glossy" magazine, who finds her twentysomething former assistant Eve Morton plotting to knock Imogen off her pedestal, take over her job, and reduce the magazine, famous for its lavish 768-page September issue, into an app. When Imogen returns to work at "Glossy "after six months away, she can barely recognize her own magazine. Eve, fresh out of Harvard Business School, has fired "the gray hairs," put the managing editor in a supply closet, stopped using the landlines, and hired a bevy of manicured and questionably attired underlings who text and tweet their way through meetings. Imogen, darling of the fashion world, may have Alexander Wang and Diane von Furstenberg on speed dial, but she can't tell Facebook from Foursquare and once got her iPhone stuck in Japanese for two days. Under Eve's reign, "Glossy" is rapidly becoming a digital sweatshop--hackathons rage all night, girls who sleep get fired, and "fun" means mandatory, company-wide coordinated dances to BeyoncE. Wildly out of her depth, Imogen faces a choice--pack up her Smythson notebooks and quit, or channel her inner geek and take on Eve to save both the magazine and her career. A glittering, uproarious, sharply drawn story filled with thinly veiled fashion personalities, "The Knockoff" is an insider's look at the ever-changing world of fashion and a fabulous romp for our Internet-addicted age
Summary
Discovering that her young former assistant is plotting to steal her job and transform their fashion magazine into an app, editor-in-chief Imogen Tate is challenged to find her inner geek to save her career and the magazine
Theme
Writing style
Character
Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10392543
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sykes, Lucy
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Piazza, Jo
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Periodicals
  • Fashion editors
  • Women editors
  • Social media
  • Fashion editors
  • Periodicals
  • Social media
  • Women editors
Target audience
adult
Label
The knockoff : a novel, Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn889522847
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780385539586
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014031135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)889522847
Label
The knockoff : a novel, Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn889522847
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
338 pages
Isbn
9780385539586
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014031135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)889522847

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