THE TWINS OF TRIBECA
Publication of this summer’s most highly anticipated fiction debut from Rachel Pine.
Published Jun 22, 2005
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On June 6th, the story of one smart, tenacious young woman determined to make her mark on the publicity department of America’s hottest film company will be available everywhere. Readers will be shocked and amazed, but most of all they will laugh out loud at the hilarious exploits of Karen Jacobs, the heroine of Rachel Pine’s stiletto-sharp satire, THE TWINS OF TRIBECA (Miramax Books; June 6, 2005; $23.95).
Karen Jacobs is stagnating. Her predictable job at CNN is boring her to tears, her boyfriend has moved on to pursue his dream of becoming a successful artist, and it just seems that everyone else has found their life’s passion.. While she’s heard that Glorious Pictures is a tough place to work, when offered a job as a publicity assistant Karen jumps at the chance. At Glorious she meets a cast of characters willing to do anything to win the attention of Phil and Tony Waxman – the twin brothers hailed as the most innovative, original and brutish filmmakers in the business. These include her oddly silent boss, Allegra; Vivian and Marlene, two senior executives waging a campaign to undermine and humiliate anyone who might be a threat—most of all each other; and Dagney, an assistant whose moods swing in direct relation to the career ascent of a certain blonde ingénue. Not to mention an entire company’s worth of malcontents, misfits and malicious individuals uneasily united in their quest to slake the brothers’ thirst for box office green and Oscar® gold.
Working at Glorious is a lot like walking through a minefield—the next explosion is always just around the bend. Will Karen succeed despite the sixteen-hour days, , grueling weekend press junkets, vicious infighting among co-workers, a possible stalker, the fickle affection of a fetishistic gossip columnist, celebrities behaving badly, and much more? Find out in THE TWINS OF TRIBECA, the deliciously dishy new novel soon to be on summer vacation with avid readers everywhere.
Rachel Pine is a three and a half-year veteran of the Miramax Films publicity and marketing departments. She has also worked for CNN, USA Networks, and The William Morris Agency.
Rachel Pine at her New York City book signing and discussion on June 14th, 2005. Photos by Corey Boutilier