A splendidly amusing novel about aspiration and marriage from the smash hit creator of Girls in White Dresses, The Hopefuls recounts the account of a youthful spouse who tails her significant other and his political dreams to Washington, D.C., a city of optimism, prattle, and muddled kinships among the youthful trying first class.
At the point when Beth touches base in D.C., she loathes every little thing about it: the confounding activity circles, the pervasive Ann Taylor suits, the mugginess that plunges every mid year. At supper parties, visitors analyze their exceptional status levels. They leave their BlackBerrys on the table. They talk in acronyms. What’s more, once they understand Beth doesn’t work in legislative issues, they grin flatly and dismiss. Before long Beth and her better half, Matt, meet a magnetic White House staff member named Jimmy, and his significant other, Ashleigh, and the four get to be connected, organizing informal breakfasts, birthdays, and long weekends away. Be that as it may, as Jimmy’s star rises increasingly elevated, the couples’ companionship—and Beth’s association with Matt—is debilitated by desire, rivalry, and bits of gossip. An eminent send-up of youthful D.C. what’s more, a blazingly legit representation of a marriage, this is the finest work yet by one of our most darling journalists.