A hacker released part of an unfinished draft of an upcoming novel
from "Sex and the City" author Candace Bushnell after breaking into an
email account that she used to share the work with her publisher.
hacker, who goes by the name Guccifer, released some 50 pages of the
draft, which is tentatively titled 'Killing Monica,' along with some
emails from Bushnell's Earthlink account through a Google Drive account.
could not be reached for comment. Matthew Ballast, a spokesman for her
publisher, Hachette's Grand Central Publishing, confirmed that she had
written the materials that were posted on the Internet.
"I'm having a great deal of fun with it," Bushnell said in an email that the hacker posted alongside the draft.
story begins as a middle-aged woman named Pandy tells a friendly cab
driver about her divorce as they make their way to New York City's
The protagonist's problems are very different
than those faced by Carrie Bradshaw, the fashionista protagonist of "Sex
and the City," a book that HBO turned into a hit television series in
the late 1990s.
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