A special author event with Rufi Thorpe

{pages} is thrilled to welcome back friend and celebrated author, Rufi Thorpe who will be celebrating publication of her brand new, highly anticipated novel, Margo’s Got Money Trouble. Join us for Rufi’s hometown launch, Saturday, June 15th at 5 pm.

Following an intense bidding war between almost a dozen players, it was reported that A24 has acquired the rights to develop a potential series with David E. Kelley who is also in talks to co-write the TV adaptation.  Nicole Kidman as well as Elle and Dakota Fanning’s production companies are attached to produce the project. And if that is not enough, People magazine has named it one of the most anticipated reads of the summer.

Pre-order your signed copy and join us for the best book party of the summer and you will be on “the list.” 

Pre-order your copy here!

More about the book:

“An audacious, wildly funny, completely unpredictable novel by a writer so singular that it’s hard to compare her to anyone else . . . absolutely brilliant.” — Kevin Wilson

A bold, laugh-out-loud funny, and heartwarming story about one young woman’s attempt to navigate adulthood, new motherhood, and her meager bank account in our increasingly online world — from the PEN/Faulkner finalist and critically acclaimed author of The Knockout Queen.

As the child of a Hooters waitress and an ex-pro wrestler, Margo Millet's always known she’d have to make it on her own. So she enrolls at her local junior college, even though she can’t imagine how she’ll ever make a living. She’s still figuring things out and never planned to have an affair with her English professor—and while the affair is brief, it isn’t brief enough to keep her from getting pregnant. Despite everyone’s advice, she decides to keep the baby, mostly out of naiveté and a yearning for something bigger.

Now, at twenty, Margo is alone with an infant, unemployed, and on the verge of eviction. She needs a cash infusion—fast. When her estranged father, Jinx, shows up on her doorstep and asks to move in with her, she agrees in exchange for help with childcare. Then Margo begins to form a plan: she’ll start an Only Fans as an experiment, and soon finds herself adapting some of Jinx’s advice from the world of wrestling. Like how to craft a compelling character and make your audience fall in love with you. Before she knows it, she’s turned it into a runaway success. Could this be the answer to all of Margo’s problems, or does internet fame come with too high a price?

Blisteringly funny and filled with sharp insight, Margo’s Got Money Troubles is a tender tale starring an endearing young heroine who’s struggling to wrest money and power from a world that has little interest in giving it to her. It’s a playful and honest examination of the art of storytelling and controlling your own narrative, and an empowering portrait of coming into your own, both online and off.   

More about the author:

Rufi Thorpe is the author of The Knockout Queen, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner award; Dear Fang, with Love; and The Girls from Corona del Mar, which was long-listed for the International Dylan Thomas Prize and the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. A native of California, she currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.


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Margo's Got Money Troubles: A Novel By Rufi Thorpe Cover Image
ISBN: 9780063356580
Availability: In Stock
Published: William Morrow - June 11th, 2024