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For once, men—how to get them, how to keep them—aren't Bushnell's central focus, and her three main characters, all women in their early 40s, are surely her richest to date.
Two of the three are married with children; all are at the top of their field. Wendy, a movie executive at the Miramax-like Parador, struggles to finish a potentially Oscar-winning flick while placating her unemployed hubby at home. And while fashion designer Victory Ford may date a Mr. Big-like character, she takes the relationship lightly. Most of her energies are directed to saving her business, which has fallen on hard times since she launched a new, more innovative line.
Bushnell herself won't face the same problem. There's plenty of the old razzle-dazzle to satisfy her fans. There's a make-out session in a bar bathroom, panty ripping on a kitchen countertop and many frank descriptions of urban sexual mores.
But Bushnell's emphasis on female friendship and career ambition may also win her a legion of new readers. Her characters want "the sweet, creamy sensation of power," and it's Bushnell's account of how they got it, and how they keep it, that will really keep readers turning pages. Expect a splashy debut, followed by a long run of sales. Agent, Heather Schroder. During the Covid crisis, Publishers Weekly is providing free digital access to our magazine, archive, and website.
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For once, men—how to get them, how to keep them—aren't Bushnell's central focus, and her three main characters, all women in their early 40s, are surely her richest to date. Two of the three are married with children; all are at the top of their field. Wendy, a movie executive at the Miramax-like Parador, struggles to finish a potentially Oscar-winning flick while placating her unemployed hubby at home. And while fashion designer Victory Ford may date a Mr.
In every Candace Bushnell novel is a woman who acts as a warning. She is old, cynical and Botoxed to within an inch of her life. Our heroines look at her and say: "Shoot me if I ever get like that. Lipstick Jungle is different.
Sex is an ex in the city
It's equally hard not to feel that there is more than just New York that's familiar here: hello snobbish fashion world, hello useless men, hello group of glamorous, ambitious career girls. But fans expecting The Continuing Adventures of Carrie Bradshaw are in for a surprise: the girly giggles about sex, shoes and caipirinha-related injuries are gone. At times you long for the old days when whole glorious scenes were hung on a single exquisite bon mot about, say, anal chafage, or prosthetic nipples. Not any more: these women are out to win, and win big.