Books & Brews: Followers Online
Our (normally) traveling book club will be meeting virtually again. Join us tonight to discuss Followers by Megan Angelo.
Orla Cadden is a budding novelist stuck in a dead-end job writing clickbait. Then she meets Floss―a striving wannabe A-lister―who comes up with a plan for launching them both into the high-profile lives they dream about. So what if their methods are a little shady and sometimes people get hurt? Thirty-five years later, in a closed California village where government-appointed celebrities live every moment of the day on camera, Marlow discovers a shattering secret about her past. Followers traces the paths of Orla, Floss and Marlow as they wind through time toward each other and a cataclysmic event that sends America into lasting upheaval. At turns wry and tender, bleak and hopeful, this darkly funny story reminds us that even if we obsess over famous people we’ll never meet, what we really crave is genuine human connection.