Malibu Rising: A Novel
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From the author of Daisy Jones & The Six and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo....
Four famous siblings throw an epic party to celebrate the end of the summer. But over the course of 24 hours, their lives will change forever.
“One of the most anticipated [books] of the year - and rightfully so...It’s a must-read.”(Parade)
Malibu: August 1983. It’s the day of Nina Riva’s annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, the talented surfer and supermodel; brothers Jay and Hud, one a championship surfer, the other a renowned photographer; and their adored baby sister, Kit. Together the siblings are a source of fascination in Malibu and the world over - especially as the offspring of the legendary singer Mick Riva.
The only person not looking forward to the party of the year is Nina herself, who never wanted to be the center of attention, and who has also just been very publicly abandoned by her pro tennis player husband. Oh, and maybe Hud - because it is long past time for him to confess something to the brother from whom he’s been inseparable since birth.
Jay, on the other hand, is counting the minutes until nightfall, when the girl he can’t stop thinking about promised she’ll be there.
And Kit has a couple secrets of her own - including a guest she invited without consulting anyone.
By midnight the party will be completely out of control. By morning, the Riva mansion will have gone up in flames. But before that first spark in the early hours before dawn, the alcohol will flow, the music will play, and the loves and secrets that shaped this family’s generations will all come rising to the surface.
Malibu Rising is a story about one unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them...and what they will leave behind.
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid: A Tale of Love, Loss, and Family Drama
In the glamorous world of Malibu, Taylor Jenkins Reid brings to life a captivating story of four siblings, the Riva family, in her novel "Malibu Rising." Set against the backdrop of a legendary end-of-summer party, Reid skillfully weaves together a narrative of love, loss, and family drama.
The Riva siblings, Nina, Jay, Hud, and Kit, each carry their burdens and secrets. Nina, the eldest, is a famous surfer with a troubled past. Jay is a charismatic playboy struggling to find his place in the world. Hud is a talented musician grappling with addiction. And Kit, the youngest, is a free-spirited artist navigating her own path.
As the Riva siblings prepare for their annual party, tensions rise and past grievances resurface. Nina's ex-boyfriend, Mick Riva, arrives unexpectedly, stirring up old feelings and jealousy. Jay's reckless behavior threatens to ruin the family's reputation. Hud's addiction spirals out of control, leading him down a dangerous path.
Reid masterfully delves into the personal struggles of each sibling, revealing their vulnerabilities and hidden desires. She captures the essence of family dynamics, the complexities of sibling relationships, and the weight of expectations that come with fame and wealth.
"Malibu Rising" is a poignant exploration of love, loss, and the resilience of family bonds. Through the Riva siblings, Reid paints a vivid portrait of a family grappling with their own demons and the challenges that life throws their way. The novel offers a compelling journey of self-discovery, forgiveness, and the enduring power of love.
Dive into the captivating world of "Malibu Rising" and witness the Riva family's extraordinary journey as they navigate the stormy waters of life, love, and loss.