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Like Me

A Novel

by (author) Hayley Phelan

Amazon Publishing
Initial publish date
Feb 2022
Literary, Contemporary Women, Coming of Age
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jul 2021
    List Price
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Feb 2022
    List Price

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A seductive psychological thriller about obsession, illusion, and female identity in the digital age.

Though beautiful, cunning, and privileged, nineteen-year-old Mickey finds herself with a stalled modeling career, an escalating drinking problem, few friends, and next to nothing in the bank. To numb her growing despair, she spends her days frantically refreshing her Instagram feed, obsessively tracking the movements of Insta-famous model Gemma Anton.

Mickey sees Gemma as a perfected version of herself. Gemma is living a seemingly perfect life: a skyrocketing career, a famous boyfriend, and adoring followers. It’s the life Mickey wants more than anything. Mickey studies every detail Gemma offers through the window of her phone, trying to absorb, mimic, become the object of her growing fascination.

When a chance encounter thrusts Mickey into a world of opportunity, she is met with surprising?and immediate'success. But as her online persona begins to take over, the line between reality and illusion disappears. Then suddenly, so does Gemma.

Engrossing, sharp, and astute, Like Me is a shimmering portrait of infatuation, disconnection, and identity?and a dazzling introduction to a brilliant new voice in contemporary literature.

About the author

Hayley Phelan is a writer and journalist whose work has appeared in Vanity FairELLEVogue, and the Wall Street Journal. Her column in the New York Times, Browsing, ran for two years in the Style section, where she continues to contribute. She was born and raised in Toronto and currently resides in Los Angeles. For more information, visit

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