The Clasp

The Clasp


'Glitters with wit and wisdom' Guardian
'A thing of pure joy' Stylist
'I couldn't put it down' Grazia

Back in college, Victor loved Kezia, Kezia loved Nathaniel and Nathaniel loved himself.

Now, ten years on and reunited at the wedding of a friend, it’s as if nothing has changed. Almost.

Victor has just been fired from a middling search engine, Kezia is second-in-command to an eccentric jewellery designer, and Nathaniel, former literary cool kid, is now one of LA’s two million aspiring TV writers. As the champagne flows, Victor finds himself sharing a bizarre encounter with the mother of the groom that triggers an obsession over a legendary necklace.

Could a trip to Paris in search of the missing piece of jewellery doom or save their friendship?


  • to describe [The Clasp] as a list of its parts does this intelligent, charming book a disservice. Its fast-paced, eventful plot is layered over a warm and insightful look at the intricacies of adult friendship
    The Bookseller

About the author

Sloane Crosley

Sloane is a regular contributor to the New York Times and has also written for the Guardian, Elle, GQ and the Wall Street Journal. Her essay collections, I Was Told There’d Be Cake and How Did You Get This Number, were New York Times bestsellers. She lives in New York and THE CLASP is her first novel.
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