You're a Big Girl Now

Neil Gordon

A contemporary literary thriller, You're A Big Girl Now is the gripping sequel to The Company You Keep, which was recently adapted into a major film directed by and starring Robert Redford, alongside Shia LeBoeuf and Susan Sarandon.

In 1995, Isabel Montgomery was abandoned by her father in a downtown Manhattan hotel room, and the world of her childhood fell apart. After years undercover, he was exposed as one of America's most wanted fugitives, for his role in violent anti-Vietnam protests.

In 2011, Isabel is a twenty-seven-year-old star reporter – despite a bad attitude and a substance-abuse problem – and she's about to put her career on the line by writing a New York Times front-page story on the Obama administration's unconstitutional surveillance of its citizens.

Forced into hiding after the story breaks, she takes refuge in her grandparents' abandoned home. There, surrounded by the past she's run from for years, she makes a discovery that sees her turn her investigative skills on her own family to finally understand the truth about everything that led her to this moment.

You're A Big Girl Now is a gripping, intelligent thriller that questions the morals and politics of America in the contemporary Age of Surveillance.

Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781447227922
Published: 15/07/2015

Neil Gordon

Neil Gordon

Neil Gordon was born in South Africa in 1958. His novels included Sacrifice of IsaacThe Gun Runner’s DaughterThe Company You Keep and You’re a Big Girl Now. He held a PhD in French Literature from Yale University and was a literary editor at the Boston Review. Neil was also profoundly committed to teaching and was Professor of Literature at The New School, Professor of Comparative Literature and Dean of The American University of Paris as well as Dean of Eugene Lang College. He died in May 2017 in New York. 

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