This iconic Great Gatsby quote was doing the rounds on Twitter last week when journalist Kirby Sommers made the link to Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.
Epstein is very much a Gatsby-esque figure, living a life of show and excess that was born on lies and rat-cunning. He spent other people’s money and trampled on the young and the innocent.
Ghislaine has Daisy’s careless attitude but the suspected Mossad agent instead broke people while living a life built on a bed of lies.
I’m not saying the two Gatsby characters are demonic like Ghislaine and Epstein but their attitudes were similar.
Epstein hid behind wealth, the law and social prestige for many years and now Ghislaine is doing the same or is dead.
There have been many accounts of Ghislaine’s charm, she had the same superficial warmth as Gatsby’s paramour.
Money and status are great unless it disappears. How do you live with out it? What do you do then?
We know Epstein is dead, even if we are not certain what happened to him in that jail cell in New York City.
Ghislaine’s story continues. For now. Was her life made from glass?