The Hopefuls (Compact Disc)

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A brilliantly funny novel about ambition and marriagefrom the best-selling author ofGirls in White Dresses, The Hopefulstells the story of a young wife who follows her husband and his political dreams to Washington, D.C., a city of idealism, gossip, and complicated friendships among the young aspiring elite.
When Beth arrives in D.C., she hates everything about it: the confusing traffic circles, the ubiquitous Ann Taylor suits, the humidity that descends each summer. At dinner parties, guests compare their security clearance levels. They leave their BlackBerrys on the table. They speak in acronyms. And once they realize Beth doesn't work in politics, they smile blandly and turn away. Soon Beth and her husband, Matt, meet a charismatic White House staffer named Jimmy, and his wife, Ashleigh, and the four become inseparable, coordinating brunches, birthdays, and long weekends away. But as Jimmy's star rises higher and higher, the couples friendship and Beth's relationship with Matt is threatened by jealousy, competition, and rumors. A glorious send-up of young D.C. and a blazingly honest portrait of a marriage, this is the finest work yet by one of our most beloved writers.

From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author


JENNIFER CLOSE is the bestselling author of Girls in White Dresses and The Smart One. Born and raised on the North Shore of Chicago, she is a graduate of Boston College and received her MFA in Fiction Writing from the New School in 2005. She worked in magazines in New York for many years and then as a bookseller in Washington, DC. From the Hardcover edition.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780735287259
ISBN-10: 0735287252
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication Date: July 19th, 2016
Language: English