‘The Lola Quartet’ – Emily St. John Mandel

London, January 2018


The one where Anna runs away to Utah, steals $121,000 from a dealer. The Lola Quartet high school students are involved in one way or another. Ten years on, Gavin loses his job and returns,


This was encouraging in that by their 30s, there was a history of personal disasters, no careers and a general sense of – this is what’s actually like. very beautifully written – the author has this very specific tone and it’s like entering her creation, Read it quickly and was getting a little irritated towards the end, but it ended well.


‘…there are so many gradations of fame, it’s impossible to know who would be remembered, or what for.’

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