The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

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Adelaide's Review

 

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid is a popular novel about Evelyn Hugo, a Hollywood Star who is finally ready to tell her life story to an unknown writer, Monique Grant. It beautifully portrays Evelyn’s struggles about being a bisexual, Cuban woman in early Hollywood. The way TJR writes Evelyn is exquisitely human, showing her morally dubious side and building her as an incredibly complex character. It is a mesmerising, addictive novel that almost makes you believe it’s true - making you adore Evelyn and all her flaws. The book tackles issues such as racism, homophobia, divorce, and death and so it is recommended for 14 years and above.


Publisher's Review

 

The entrancing story of a reclusive Hollywood starlet as she reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine – from the bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six.

Reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?

Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship and a great forbidden love.

Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story nears its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.

‘Riveting, heart-wrenching, and full of Old Hollywood glamour, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is one of the most captivating reads of 2017.’ Buzzfeed