Author(s): Laura Shaine Cunningham
Beautiful Bodies is a wonderful story of contemporary New York life, now out in paperback
It's Manhattan, on the coolest night of the year and the six best friends are rushing to celebrate a festival evening...Jessie, the hostess, is late for her own party. Sue Carol, a professional "wacktress" (waitress/actress) has left her unfaithful husband. Lisbeth, an ex-Vogue model, is battling her landlord. Nina, the spa owner is fleeing a vegetarian with 'a weird sexual organ'. They are all eager to see the guest of honour, Claire, who vanished after becoming pregnant by a glorious one night stand. Is she misguided or inspired? The debate rages. How can modern working women triumph in such trying times? While the mobile phones chime and the clocks tick ever onwards, the friends enact a timeless ceremony. Witty, perceptive and thoroughly entertaining, Beautiful Bodies is a dazzling comedy of manners.