Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one in the journalism community is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?
Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband, David, has left her, and her career has stagnated. Regardless of why Evelyn has chosen her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.
Summoned to Evelyn’s Upper East Side apartment,
Monique listens as Evelyn unfurls her story: from making her way to Los Angeles
in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the late 80s, and, of
course, the seven husbands along the way. As Evelyn’s life unfolds—revealing a
ruthless ambition, an unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love—Monique
begins to feel a very a real connection to the actress. But as Evelyn’s story
catches up with the present, it becomes clear that her life intersects with
Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.
Praise for THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO:
“Reid… knows how to tug at heart strings with unusual tales of finding real and lasting love. Here she goes in a different direction, evoking emotion in all new ways.” - Booklist Review
heroine reveals her darkest secrets as if she were wiping off makeup at the end
of the night—a celebration of human frailty that speaks to the Marilyn Monroe
and Elizabeth Taylor in us all.” -
The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with DAISY JONES AND THE SIX, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.