@GATSBY is the debut novel by journalist Jane Crowther, which explores the cautionary tale through the 21st century lens of social media and cancel culture.
It was pre-empted by The Borough Press and will publish in the UK in Spring 2025, exactly 100 years after the publication of THE GREAT GATSBY – serving as a timely reminder of how pertinent the themes remain.
A solvent young graduate with literary ambitions who takes up a boathouse lease in West Egg, Long Island for the summer, Nic Caraway finds herself tangled in a web of intrigue, media narratives and romance as she befriends her beautiful influencer neighbour, @Gatsby. As the summer melts away, Nic learns about love – lost, adulterous, elusive – as she flits between Gatsby’s infamous parties attended by golfing golden boy Jordan Baker and the home of her cousin, Danny Buchanan and his dominating wife, Tomasina. Looking back on a formative time in her life, Nic considers culpability, courtship and the frayed edges of the American dream as she processes a violent incident that changes all of their lives forever…
Crowther is the editor-in-chief of Total Film magazine, the vice-chair of The London Film Critics’ Circle and a member of BAFTA and the Critics’ Choice Association. Her first non-fiction book, a celebration of cinema, will be published by HarperCollins in December 2024. She is represented by Harry Illingworth at DHH Literary Agency.