Published together for the first time, Ghost Lover collects twelve electric masterclasses in short fiction. Here, Taddeo's preeminent voice is laid bare in its most natural form, with stories that are forensically observed, relentlessly imagined, and impossible to forgetTaddeo's Three Women was an instant #1 Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller, a publishing sensation that charted for several weeks and has sold more than 300K copies across formats for Bloomsbury, and is being adapted into a TV series for Showtime starring Shailene Woodley. Taddeo's highly-anticipated debut novel, Animal, exploded into the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller charts in 2021 to critical and popular acclaimAppearing in publications including Granta, Harper's and Playboy, Taddeo's stories are laden with accolades: 'Beautiful People' won the Andrew Lytle Prize for the best short story published in 2018 and an honourable mention in Best American Short Stories; 'Forty Two' and 'A Suburban Weekend' were each winners of the Pushcart Prize; and 'Ghost Lover' was nominated for an Ellie Award ASMES 2020Lisa Taddeo is the author of Three Women, which she is currently adapting for a television series with Showtime, and Animal. Three Women was a Sunday Times and New York Times number one bestseller, the most-picked book of the year in the UK in 2019, the British Book Awards Narrative Non-Fiction Book of the Year and the Foyles Non-Fiction Book of the Year. She is a columnist for the Sunday Times Style magazine and has contributed to the Sunday Times, New York magazine, Esquire, Elle, Glamour and many other publications. She is one of a select few authors to have published both fiction and non-fiction in Playboy, alongside Margaret Atwood, Vladimir Nabokov, Kingsley Amis and Norman Mailer, and she is also working on television projects with Netflix and Annapurna Pictures. She lives with her husband and daughter in New England.Behind anonymous screens, an army of cool and beautiful girls manage the dating service Ghost Lover, a forwarding system for text messages that promises to spare you the anguish of trying to stay composed while communicating with your crush. At a star-studded political fundraiser in a Los Angeles mansion, a trio of women compete to win the heart of the slick guest of honor. On a quest to lose her virginity, a daughter tracks down her deceased mother's old flame, the rugged, comically named Jon Deere. In these twelve riveting stories, two of which have been awarded the Pushcart Prize, Lisa Taddeo brings to life the fever of obsession, the blindness of love, and the mania of grief. Featuring Taddeo's arresting prose that continues to thrill her legions of fans, Ghost Lover dares you to look away.From Lisa Taddeo, Sunday Times bestselling and award-winning author of Three Women and 'our most eloquent and faithful chronicler of human desire' (Esquire), Ghost Lover is an electrifying collection of masterful and fearless short storiesPRAISE FOR LISA TADDEO: "A pre-eminent channeller of women's interior lives'Lisa Taddeo is tireless reporter, a brilliant writer, and a storyteller possessed of almost supernatural humanity'
Lisa Taddeo spent eight years and thousands of hours tracking the women whose stories comprise Three Women, moving to the towns they lived in to better understand their lives. She has contributed to New York magazine, Esquire, Elle, Glamour and many other publications. Her short stories have won two Pushcart Prizes. She lives with her husband and daughter in New England.