The Lemon

A Novel

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Pub Date 08 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 07 Jan 2023

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Named a Most Anticipated Book of Fall 2022 by Entertainment WeeklyVogueAARP the MagazineThe AV ClubParadeEaterNew York PostLitHubPublishers Lunch • and more!

“[T]his poised and playful debut novel is a sly satire on foodie culture and the modern hype machine. . . . As tart as ‘artisanal citrus,’ as sharp as a chef’s knife, The Lemon is both a gleeful foodie sendup and an incisive takedown of the commercial exploitation of just about everything.”
—The New York Times Book Review


Set in the intersecting worlds of fine dining, Hollywood, and the media, a darkly hilarious and ultimately affecting story about the underside of success and fame, and our ongoing complicity in devouring our cultural heroes.


While filming on location in Belfast, Northern Ireland, John Doe, the universally adored host of the culinary travel show Last Call, is found dead in a hotel room in an apparent suicide. As the news of his untimely demise breaks stateside, a group of friends, fixers, hustlers, and opportunists vie to seize control of the narrative: Doe’s chess-master of an agent Nia, ready to call in every favor she is owed to preserve his legacy; down-on-her-luck journalist Katie, who fabricates a story about Doe to save her job at a failing website; and world-famous chef Paolo Cabrini, Doe’s closest friend and confidant, who finds himself entangled with a deranged Belfast hotel worker whose lurid secret might just take them all down.

Bolstered by the authors' insider knowledge of high-end restaurants and low-end media, The Lemon delivers a raucous examination of our culture with deliciously cutting prose, crackling dialogue, and an unpredictable plot that will keep you riveted to the last page.
Named a Most Anticipated Book of Fall 2022 by Entertainment WeeklyVogueAARP the MagazineThe AV ClubParadeEaterNew York PostLitHubPublishers Lunch • and more!

“[T]his poised and...

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ISBN 9780593490440
PRICE $27.00 (USD)
PAGES 320

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