Life Swap Who better than a twenty-four-year-old author to satirize the college experience? An uptight Brit and a hard-partying American swap lives in the smartest comedy of the season.
Take an administrative snafu, a bad break-up, and what shall heretofore be known as 'The Hot-Tub Incident', and you've got two thoroughly unprepared sophomores on a semester aboard. For American party girl Tasha, an escape to tweedy Oxford may be a chance to ditch her recent fame as a tabloid temptress, but wading Uggs-deep in feminist theory is not her idea of a break. Meanwhile, the British half of the exchange, studious control-freak Emily, nurses an aching heart amid the bikinis and beer pong of U.C. Santa Barbara. Soon desperation has the girl's texting each other tips of fitting in, finding love and figuring out who they really are. With an anthropologist's eye for cultural detail and true ear for teen-speak, exciting new novelist Abigail McDonald crafts a very funny, fast=paced, paginate look at survival, sisterhood and the surprising ways we discover our true selves.
Abby McDonald is a recent graduate of Oxford University. This is her first novel. She currently lives in Montreal, Canada.
Author: Abby McDonald