Cult classic


Lola – a die-hard New Yorker with the ex-boyfriends, late nights, cigarette-habit and sharp wit to prove it – is out to dinner with old colleagues in Chinatown; people she’s grown apart from, but with whom she shares an unshakeable connection. While reminiscing about the past, Lola runs into an ex-boyfriend. They get a late night drink and she returns home to her fiancé, a man she knows should be the perfect choice. But is he? The next day, near the same place, Lola runs into another ex. And another. Something strange is happening. Lola has become the experimental mark of a hipster cult, headed up by her enigmatic former boss and headquartered in an abandoned synagogue. They are using their collective meditative energy (along with social media and the power of intention) to reorder her experience of the world – which just might be the push she needs to understand her past and get on with her future.

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A 2022 BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR THE TIMES‘The witty, improbably propulsive rom-com you didn’t know you were waiting for’ ELIF BATUMAN‘Razor sharp and very funny on the cult of modern dating’ PANDORA SYKES‘So good. I couldn’t stop reading itNICK HORNBYCult Classic makes an uproarious time of romantic carnage’ RAVEN LEILANI‘A witty and fantastical story of dating and experimental psychology in New York City’ PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)One night in New York City’s Chinatown, Lola is at a dinner with former colleagues when she excuses herself to buy a pack of cigarettes. On her way back, she runs into a former boyfriend. The next night, she runs into another ex. And then? another. The city has become awash with ghosts of heartbreaks past. What might have passed for coincidence becomes something far stranger when the recently engaged Lola must contend not only with the viability of her current relationship, but the fact that her best friend and her former boss – a magazine editor turned mystical guru – might have an unhealthy investment in its outcome. As memories of the past swirl and converge, Lola is forced to decide if she will surrender herself to the conspirings of one very contemporary cult. A smart, sharp and hugely entertaining tale of luck and love, Cult Classic asks: is it possible to have a happy ending in an age when the past is ever at your fingertips and sanity is for sale?

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Weight 0.214 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.2 cm










1st paperback ed


813.6 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K