By Anna Godbersen
The yr is 1929. manhattan is governed via the intense younger issues: flappers and socialites looking thrills and chasing desires within the anything-goes period of the Roaring Twenties.
Letty Larkspur and Cordelia gray escaped their small Midwestern city for brand spanking new York's glittering city. All Letty wishes is to determine her identify in lighting fixtures, yet she quick discovers new york is full of beautiful ladies who will do anything to be a celebrity. . . .
Cordelia is looking for the daddy she's by no means identified, a guy as notorious for his wild events as he's for his shadowy schemes. in a single day, she enters a global extra exciting and glamorous than she ever can have imagined—and extra harmful. It's a existence somebody might kill for . . . and anyone will.
The simply individual Cordelia can belief is Astrid Donal, a flapper who turns out to have all of it: cash, seems, and the affection of Cordelia's brother, Charlie. yet Astrid's excellent veneer hides a ranking of relations secrets.
Across the tremendous lawns of ny, within the illicit speakeasies of big apple, and at the blindingly lit levels of Broadway, the 3 girls' fortunes will upward push and fall—together and aside. From the New York Times bestselling writer of The Luxe comes an epic new sequence set within the dizzying final summer season of the Jazz Age.
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He huddled down as it began to rain, feeling the drops soak through his shirt. As the barge reached the side of the ship, he realized how big it was. Even loaded with cargo and sitting low in the water, her sides dwarfed the little barge. By the time the small vessel was tied to the ship and the cargo transferred, Will was soaked. He looked more like a rescued rat than a seaman. A grizzled sailor wearing a round, flat-brimmed hat, blue breeches, and a blue-and-white checked shirt greeted him. The sailor’s hair was pulled back Will Northaway and the Quest for Liberty 35 in a ponytail doubled over and stiffened with tar so that it hung like a handle at the back of his neck.
They repeated the task until the trough was ﬁlled, and sweat dripped from their brows. When there was enough water, Epp, the little sailor with the eye patch, took a smaller bucket, ﬁlled it with water, and dumped it in front of Will and a silent sailor named Jakob. Jakob grabbed his broom and began to sweep the water back and forth across the deck. Will joined in, and together they moved along the left side of the ship. 54 SUSAN OLASKY One bell, two bells, ﬁve bells, six—Will hardly noticed as the time passed.
Rough hands pushed the boy aside and grabbed the rope. In rhythm Alfred and Goose looped the rope over the spar, providing leverage for the heavy bucket. They sang a pulling song, “Heave ho, heave ho,” in rhythm with their work, and soon they had hauled up the bucket and dumped the water into a large wooden trough. They repeated the task until the trough was ﬁlled, and sweat dripped from their brows. When there was enough water, Epp, the little sailor with the eye patch, took a smaller bucket, ﬁlled it with water, and dumped it in front of Will and a silent sailor named Jakob.
Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen