Emily Prager is a novelist, a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library, and the winner of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism 2000 Online Journalism Award for Commentary. She is at work on a book of essays for Random House, entitled Secrets of Shanghai.
Funny and foulmouthed, Harriet tears around Greenwich Village insulting friend and foe alike. But when the French rat Claude leaves her (or did she leave Claude?), Harriet is adrift. That is, until she discovers an unlikely savior in a dark room at the Chelsea Hotel. Spikey with mockery, carbon steel wit and mature observation. —The Village Voice