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Aesthetica : a novel / Allie Rowbottom.

Rowbottom, Allie, (author.).


"At 19, she was an Instagram celebrity. Now, at 35, she works behind the cosmetic counter at the "black and white store," peddling anti-aging products to women seeking physical and spiritual transformation. She too is seeking rebirth. She's about to undergo the high-risk, elective surgery Aesthetica, a procedure that will reverse all her past plastic surgery procedures, returning her, she hopes, to a truer self. Provided she survives the knife. But on the eve of the surgery, her traumatic past resurfaces when she is asked to participate in the public takedown of her former manager/boyfriend, who has rebranded himself as a paragon of "woke" masculinity in the post-#MeToo world. With the hours ticking down to her surgery, she must confront the ugly truth about her experiences on and off the Instagram grid. Propulsive, dark, and moving, Aesthetica is a Veronica for the age of "Instagram face," delivering a fresh, nuanced examination of feminism, MeToo, and mother-daughter relationships, all while confronting our collective addiction to followers, filters, and faux realities"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781641294003
  • ISBN: 1641294000
  • Physical Description: 256 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Soho Press, Inc., [2022]

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General Note:
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary
Subject: Surgery, Plastic > Fiction.
Social media > Fiction.
Instagram > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.

Available copies

  • 5 of 5 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Jefferson County.


  • 0 current holds with 5 total copies.
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Jefferson County Library-Arnold F ROWBOTTO Allie (Text) 30061100115431 Fiction Available -

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