Stephanie Danler

Sweetbitter

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A lush, thrilling debut about a year in the life of a uniquely beguiling young woman, set in the wild, alluring world of a famous downtown New York restaurant.
“Let's say I was born when I came over the George Washington Bridge…” This is how we meet unforgettable Tess, the 22-year-old at the heart of this stunning debut. Shot like a bullet from a mundane past, she's come to New York to escape the provincial, to take on her destiny. After she stumbles into a coveted job at a renowned Union Square restaurant, we spend the year with her as she learns the chaotic, punishing, privileged life of a “backwaiter,” on and off duty.
Her appetites are awakened, for food, wine, knowledge and experience; and she's pulled into the thrall of two other servers--a handsome bartender she falls hard for, and an older woman whose connection to both young lovers is murky, sensual, and overpowering. These two will prove to be Tess's hardest lesson of all. Sweetbitter is a story about discovery, enchantment, and the power of what remains after disillusionment.
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Impressions

Дина Ключарева
Дина Ключареваshared an impression2 years ago
👍Worth reading
💞Loved Up
🚀Unputdownable

Острый, болезненный, любвеобильный роман о работе в ресторанах и личном взрослении в большом городе

Milena San Román
Milena San Románshared an impression2 years ago
🎯Worthwhile

You will come out of this thinking you know about wine

Pak Saman
Pak Samanshared an impression2 years ago
💩Utter Crap
💀Spooky
🔮Hidden Depths
🎯Worthwhile
😄LOLZ

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Quotes

Ksenia Kosmacheva
Ksenia Kosmachevahas quotedlast year
“Aging is peculiar,” she said, moving a piece of parsnip around the plate with her fork. “I don’t think you should be lied to about it. You have a moment of relevancy—when the books, clothes, bars, technology—when everything is speaking directly to you, expressing you exactly. You move toward the edge of the circle and then you’re abruptly outside the circle. Now what to do with that? Do you stay, peering backward? Or do you walk away?”
Marina Tatsenko
Marina Tatsenkohas quoted8 days ago
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Will had changed his tone with me since my burn. He was careful, or perhaps protective.
Коля Вишняков
Коля Вишняковhas quoted6 months ago
“I’m not crying. I’m just tired.”
“Yeah, no shit, that’s life,”

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