An electrifying story of two dream-chasing friends, the dark choices they make, and the profound moment that will obliterate the line between the life lived in public and in private.
"If anyone is going to explore a future version of our high-tech, internet-obsessed culture, please let it be Megan Angelo. Followers is pure gold." —Abbi Jacobson, bestselling author and co-creator of Broad City
Orla Cadden dreams of literary success, but she’s stuck writing click-bait articles to survive in NYC… until her new, ambitious, wannabe-A-lister roommate Floss comes up with a plan to launch them both into the high-profile lives they so desperately crave. 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 the community of Constellation, California, celebrities like Marlow Clipp live every moment of the day on camera. The instant feedback of her twelve million loyal followers dictates everything from Marlow’s clothing choices to the way she smiles. And despite the corporate sponsors who would do anything, horrible things even, to keep her on-screen, a stunning revelation will compel Marlow to make a run for it. And thus the hunt for Marlow Clipp begins.
Followers traces the paths of Orla, Floss and Marlow as they wind through time toward each other and toward a cataclysmic act of terrorism that sends America into lasting upheaval. At turns wry and tender, bleak and hopeful, this darkly funny story reminds us of the dark things that could await us at the crossroads of technology and our celebrity-obsessed culture.
"One of next year's most anticipated books...a scathing, razor-sharp take on the future of humanity and social media" —Entertainment Weekly
"Megan Angelo has crafted an eerie masterpiece about the world we live in and the world we don't want to live in. Followers will make you reconsider whether you really want your fifteen minutes of fame."
—Christina Dalcher, author of Vox
"How can I explain how much I love this book? Followers is an inventive, addictive, and perfectly constructed novel. It made me laugh out loud, care deeply about these characters and reexamine my Instagram habit. Megan Angelo's debut is a sharp look at social media, friendship and the lengths we'll go to in order to feel seen...it's also the best book I've read in years."
—New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Close
Estimated Ship Date for Winners: October 22nd, 2019