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The eighth girl

Author: Maxine Mei-Fung Chung
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Beautiful. Damaged. Destructive. Meet Alexa Wú, a brilliant yet darkly self-aware young woman whose chaotic life is manipulated and controlled by a series of alternate personalities. Only three people know about their existence: her shrink Daniel; her stepmother Anna; and her enigmatic best friend Ella. The perfect trio of trust. When Ella gets a job at a high-end gentleman's club, she catches the attention of its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chung, Maxine Mei-Fung, author.
Who's that girl
New York, NY : William Morrow, 2020
(DLC) 2019013326
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maxine Mei-Fung Chung
ISBN: 9780062931122 0062931121 9780062931139 006293113X
OCLC Number: 1090705758
Description: 466 pages : 28 cm
Other Titles: 8th girl
Responsibility: Maxine Mei-Fung Chung.

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"Beautiful. Damaged. Destructive. Meet Alexa Wú, a brilliant yet darkly self-aware young woman whose chaotic life is manipulated and controlled by a series of alternate personalities. Only three people know about their existence: her shrink Daniel; her stepmother Anna; and her enigmatic best friend Ella. The perfect trio of trust. When Ella gets a job at a high-end gentleman's club, she catches the attention of its shark-like owner and is gradually drawn into his inner circle. As Alexa's world becomes intimately entangled with Ella's, she soon finds herself the unwitting keeper of a nightmarish secret. With no one to turn to and lives at stake, she follows Ella into London's cruel underbelly on a daring rescue mission. Threatened and vulnerable, Alexa will discover whether her multiple personalities are her greatest asset, or her most dangerous obstacle. Electrifying and breathlessly compulsive, The Eighth Girl is an omnivorous examination of life with mental illness and the acute trauma of life in a misogynist world. With bingeable prose and a clinician's expertise, Chung's psychological debut deftly navigates the swirling confluence of identity, innocence, and the impossible fracturing weights that young women are forced to carry, causing us to question: Does the truth lead to self-discovery, or self-destruction" -- Provided by Publisher.

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