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Employee Forum Book Club: Followers
February 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmFree
The Employee Forum Book Club will meet Thursday, February 27th from noon-1 p.m. at 2005 Michael Hooker Research Center to discuss Followers by Megan Angelo. Lunch will be provided with registration. (Book Release Date: 1.14.2020)
An electrifying story of two ambitious friends, the dark choices they make and the profound moment that changes the meaning of privacy forever.
Orla Cadden dreams of literary success, but she’s stuck writing about movie-star hookups and influencer yoga moves. Orla has no idea how to change her life until her new roommate, Floss–a striving, wannabe A-lister–comes up with a plan for launching them both into the high-profile lives they so desperately crave. But it’s only when Orla and Floss abandon all pretense of ethics that social media responds with the most terrifying feedback of all: overwhelming success.
Thirty-five years later, in a closed California village where government-appointed celebrities live every moment of the day on camera, a woman named Marlow discovers a shattering secret about her past. Despite her massive popularity–twelve million loyal followers–Marlow dreams of fleeing the corporate sponsors who would do anything, even horrible things, to keep her on-screen. When she learns that her whole family history is a lie, Marlow finally summons the courage to run in search of the truth, no matter the risks.