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Katharine McGee is from Houston, Texas. She studied English and French literature at Princeton and has an MBA from Stanford. It was during her years at living in a second-floor apartment in New York City that she kept daydreaming about skyscrapers... and then she started writing. The Thousandth Floor is her first novel.
September 2016 NewGen Debut of the Month. Set 100 years in the future in a world of unimaginable luxury and wealth, Katherine McGee’s slick, savvy debut explores an age-old theme: money doesn’t make you happy, and it certainly can’t buy you love. It opens dramatically with a girl plunging from the top of the 1000 storey tower that now houses all the inhabitants of Manhattan. The story then goes back to explore events that led to the tragedy, following five teenagers: Avery, flawlessly beautiful; Leda, struggling with addiction; Eris, suddenly and shockingly deprived of her privileged lifestyle; Rylin, working as a maid; and Watt, the boy who knows everything about everyone. A heady mix of gossip, scandal, love, jealousy and intrigue makes for addictive reading. Fans of smart futuristic fiction like this will also enjoy Matched by Ally Condie or the Delirium trilogy by Lauren Oliver." Andrea Reece