Angelica Baker

Angelica Baker

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Angelica Baker was born and raised in Los Angeles. She received her bachelor’s degree from Yale University and her master of fine arts from Columbia University. She now lives in Brooklyn. Our Little Racket is her debut novel.

MFOB FEATURED BOOK: Our Little Racket

On September 15, 2008, Greenwich, Connecticut, is shaken. When the investment bank Weiss & Partners is shuttered, CEO Bob D’Amico must fend off allegations of malfeasance, as well as the judgment and resentment of his community. In the aftermath of this collapse, Bob D’Amico’s teenage daughter Madison begins to probe her father’s heretofore secret world for information. Four other women in Madison’s life—her mother, Isabel, her best friend, Amanda, her nanny, Lily, and family friend Mina—begin to question their own shifting roles in their insular, moneyed world. These five women must scramble to negotiate power on their own terms and ask themselves what—if anything—is worth saving.

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