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The Chocolate Money - Ashley Prentice Norton

Paperback Published: 18th September 2012
ISBN: 9780547840048
Number Of Pages: 284

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Darkly funny, shocking and utterly compulsive, this is an outrageous coming of age story set against the backdrop of the uber-rich elite of Chicago and New England.

When you have everything, trust no one…

An innocent little girl

A phenomenal fortune

A mother like no other

Ten-year old Bettina and her mother, Babs, are heiresses to one of America's biggest fortunes. But Bettina’s whole life is overshadowed by that of her beautiful, hedonistic mother, the glamorous but domineering Babs.

At fifteen, Bettina escapes to New England and boarding school. But soon she’s making choices that show that Babs' maternal shadow still looms long over her. Can Bettina break free to forge her own identity - or is she simply doomed to being her mother's daughter forever?

Dark, funny and utterly shocking, this is an outrageous coming-of-age debut that really does deserve to be called unputdownable.

About the Author

Ashley Prentice Norton lives in New York with her husband and three children. The Chocolate Money is her first novel.

Industry Reviews

"Darkly funny...compulsively readable..."--People "A novel to make you laugh, cringe, and appreciate your mother."--O, the Oprah Magazine "Debut author Norton, the great-great-granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, writes fearlessly, and the results are compelling. Reading this novel is like watching a train speed toward you, and you're paralyzed on the tracks." --Booklist"Despite the sweet title, this debut novel by Ashley Prentice Norton is a dark tale of maternal sadism, twisted sex, and self-destruction. Norton is a fearless writer." -- James Frey, author of Bright Shiny Morning"I am not a reader easily shocked, and I was shocked by the brave twists and daring turns of Ashley Norton's compulsively readable The Chocolate Money. This story of a girl coming of age in Chicago, heir to a chocolate fortune and all the spoils and hungers that fortune sparks, is fearless and utterly unputdownable."-- Jennifer Gilmore, author of Something Red and Golden Country"Not since Mommy Dearest has there been a transcription of a complex mother-daughter relationship as powerful. I rooted with all my heart for this girl. Ashley Prentice Norton's writing is so gripping, vivid, and moving -- so realistically drawn -- it leaves even the most well-adjusted reader with the chilling knowledge of what it's like to be raised by wolves. The Chocolate Money is devastating and unforgettable." -- Isabel Gillies, author of Happens Every Day and A Year and Six Seconds"The Chocolate Money is the perfect page-turner, offering a window into the life of the richer-than-rich, complete with scandalous sex, wild parties, a snobby prep school, and a tyrannical train-wreck of a mother. But it's also something more--it's a perceptive portrait of a young woman growing past the world that shaped her. Norton writes with empathy and wisdom about mothers and daughters, and the pain of loving a parent you must escape."-- Jill A. Davis, author of Ask Again Later"This is the darkest comedy I've ever read, overflowing with unflinching observations of the elite that are both laugh-out-loud and heart-wrenchingly poignant, all woven with the searing wit of a truly gifted new voice in fiction." --Jill Kargman, author of Wolves in Chic Clothing "Darkly funny...compulsively readable..."--"People""Anovel to make you laugh, cringe, and appreciate your mother.""--O, the Oprah Magazine""Debut author Norton, the great-great-granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, writes fearlessly, and the results are compelling. Reading this novel is like watching a train speed toward you, and you re paralyzed on the tracks." --Booklist Despite the sweet title, this debut novel by Ashley Prentice Norton is a dark tale of maternal sadism, twisted sex, and self-destruction. Norton is a fearless writer. James Frey, author of "Bright Shiny Morning""I am not a reader easily shocked, and I was shocked by the brave twists and daring turns of Ashley Norton's compulsively readable "The Chocolate Money." This story of a girl coming of age in Chicago, heir to a chocolate fortune and all the spoils and hungers that fortune sparks, is fearless and utterly unputdownable." Jennifer Gilmore, author of "Something Red" and "Golden Country""Not since Mommy Dearest has there been a transcription of a complex mother-daughter relationship as powerful. I rooted with all my heart for this girl. Ashley Prentice Norton s writing is so gripping, vivid, and moving so realistically drawn it leaves even the most well-adjusted reader with the chilling knowledge of what it s like to be raised by wolves. The Chocolate Money is devastating and unforgettable." Isabel Gillies, author of "Happens Every Day" and "A Year and Six Seconds""The Chocolate Money is the perfect page-turner, offering a window into the life of the richer-than-rich, complete with scandalous sex, wild parties, a snobby prep school, and a tyrannical train-wreck of a mother. But it's also something more it s a perceptive portrait of a young woman growing past the world that shaped her. Norton writes with empathy and wisdom about mothers and daughters, and the pain of loving a parent you must escape."-- Jill A. Davis, author of "Ask Again Later" This is the darkest comedy I've ever read, overflowing with unflinching observations of the elite that are both laugh-out-loud and heart-wrenchingly poignant, all woven with the searing wit of a truly gifted new voice in fiction. Jill Kargman, author of "Wolves in Chic Clothing"" "Darkly funny...compulsively readable..." --"People" "Anovel to make you laugh, cringe, and appreciate your mother." "--O, the Oprah Magazine" "Debut author Norton, the great-great-granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, writes fearlessly, and the results are compelling. Reading this novel is like watching a train speed toward you, and you re paralyzed on the tracks."--Booklist Despite the sweet title, this debut novel by Ashley Prentice Norton is a dark tale of maternal sadism, twisted sex, and self-destruction. Norton is a fearless writer. James Frey, author of "Bright Shiny Morning" "I am not a reader easily shocked, and I was shocked by the brave twists and daring turns of Ashley Norton's compulsively readable "The Chocolate Money." This story of a girl coming of age in Chicago, heir to a chocolate fortune and all the spoils and hungers that fortune sparks, is fearless and utterly unputdownable." Jennifer Gilmore, author of "Something Red" and "Golden Country" "Not since Mommy Dearest has there been a transcription of a complex mother-daughter relationship as powerful. I rooted with all my heart for this girl. Ashley Prentice Norton s writing is so gripping, vivid, and moving so realistically drawn it leaves even the most well-adjusted reader with the chilling knowledge of what it s like to be raised by wolves. The Chocolate Money is devastating and unforgettable." Isabel Gillies, author of "Happens Every Day" and "A Year and Six Seconds" "The Chocolate Money is the perfect page-turner, offering a window into the life of the richer-than-rich, complete with scandalous sex, wild parties, a snobby prep school, and a tyrannical train-wreck of a mother. But it's also something more it s a perceptive portrait of a young woman growing past the world that shaped her. Norton writes with empathy and wisdom about mothers and daughters, and the pain of loving a parent you must escape."-- Jill A. Davis, author of "Ask Again Later" This is the darkest comedy I've ever read, overflowing with unflinching observations of the elite that are both laugh-out-loud and heart-wrenchingly poignant, all woven with the searing wit of a truly gifted new voice in fiction. Jill Kargman, author of "Wolves in Chic Clothing"" "Debut author Norton, the great-great-granddaughter of John D. Rockefeller, writes fearlessly, and the results are compelling. Reading this novel is like watching a train speed toward you, and you're paralyzed on the tracks." --Booklist"Despite the sweet title, this debut novel by Ashley Prentice Norton is a dark tale of maternal sadism, twisted sex, and self-destruction. Norton is a fearless writer."-- James Frey, author of "Bright Shiny Morning""I am not a reader easily shocked, and I was shocked by the brave twists and daring turns of Ashley Norton's compulsively readable"The Chocolate Money." This story of a girl coming of age in Chicago, heir to a chocolate fortune and all the spoils and hungers that fortune sparks, is fearless and utterly unputdownable."-- Jennifer Gilmore, author of "Something Red" and "Golden Country""Not since Mommy Dearest has there been a transcription of a complex mother-daughter relationship as powerful. I rooted with all my heart for this girl. Ashley Prentice Norton's writing is so gripping, vivid, and moving -- so realistically drawn -- it leaves even the most well-adjusted reader with the chilling knowledge of what it's like to be raised by wolves. The Chocolate Money is devastating and unforgettable."-- Isabel Gillies, author of "Happens Every Day" and "A Year and Six Seconds""The Chocolate Money is the perfect page-turner, offering a window into the life of the richer-than-rich, complete with scandalous sex, wild parties, a snobby prep school, and a tyrannical train-wreck of a mother. But it's also something more--it's a perceptive portrait of a young woman growing past the world that shaped her. Norton writes with empathy and wisdom about mothers and daughters, and the pain of loving a parent you must escape."-- Jill A. Davis, author of "Ask Again Later""This is the darkest comedy I've ever read, overflowing with unflinching observations of the elite that are both laugh-out-loud and heart-wrench "Not since "Mommie Dearest" has there been a transcription of a complex mother-daughter relationship as powerful. I rooted with all my heart for this girl. Ashley Prentice Norton's writing is so gripping, vivid, and moving -- so realistically drawn -- it leaves even the most well-adjusted reader with the chilling knowledge of what it's like to be raised by wolves. "The Chocolate Money" is devastating and unforgettable." -- Isabel Gillies, author of "Happens Every Day" and "A Year and Six Seconds""I am not a reader easily shocked, and I was shocked by the brave twists and daring turns of Ashley Norton's compulsively readable"The Chocolate Money". This story of a girl coming of age in Chicago, heir to a chocolate fortune and all the spoils and hungers that fortune sparks, is fearless and utterly unputdownable."-- Jennifer Gilmore, author of "Something Red" and "Golden Country""This is the darkest comedy I've ever read, overflowing with unflinching observations of the elite that are both laugh-out-loud and heart-wrenchingly poignant, all woven with the searing wit of a truly gifted new voice in fiction."-- Jill Kargman, author of "Wolves in Chic Clothing""The Chocolate Money is the perfect page-turner ... But it's also something more--it's a perceptive portrait of a young woman growing past the world that shaped her. Norton writes with empathy and wisdom about mothers and daughters, and the pain of loving a parent you must escape."-- Jill A. Davis, author of "Ask Again Later" "Not since "Mommy Dearest" has there been a transcription of a complex mother-daughter relationship as powerful. I rooted with all my heart for this girl. Ashley Prentice Norton's writing is so gripping, vivid, and moving -- so realistically drawn -- it leaves even the most well-adjusted reader with the chilling knowledge of what it's like to be raised by wolves. "The Chocolate Money" is devastating and unforgettable." -- Isabel Gillies, author of "Happens Every Day" and "A Year and Six Seconds""I am not a reader easily shocked, and I was shocked by the brave twists and daring turns of Ashley Norton's compulsively readable"The Chocolate Money". This story of a girl coming of age in Chicago, heir to a chocolate fortune and all the spoils and hungers that fortune sparks, is fearless and utterly unputdownable."-- Jennifer Gilmore, author of "Something Red" and "Golden Country""This is the darkest comedy I've ever read, overflowing with unflinching observations of the elite that are both laugh-out-loud and heart-wrenchingly poignant, all woven with the searing wit of a truly gifted new voice in fiction."-- Jill Kargman, author of "Wolves in Chic Clothing""The Chocolate Money is the perfect page-turner ... But it's also something more--it's a perceptive portrait of a young woman growing past the world that shaped her. Norton writes with empathy and wisdom about mothers and daughters, and the pain of loving a parent you must escape."-- Jill A. Davis, author of "Ask Again Later"

ISBN: 9780547840048
ISBN-10: 0547840047
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 18th September 2012
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 14.0  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.28

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