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The Paper Wasp

The Paper Wasp (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Acampora, Lauren

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'Acampora is an original' Jay McInerney, author of Bright Lights, Big City An electrifying debut novel of two women's friendship, a haunting obsession and twisted ambition, set against the feverish backdrop of contemporary Hollywood. Abby Graven is a dreamer. She dreams her way t...hrough her small, lonely life - hiding back at her parents, working at the grocery store. At night, she collects tabloid clippings that taunt her with Elise - her best friend, now Hollywood's hot new starlet. Once, she and Elise studied films together. Now Abby obsesses over her favourite director, the European Auguste Perren. Enigmatic, rarely seen, he's known for his exclusive actors' studio in LA, the Rhizome, and controversial training in lucid dreaming. When a school reunion throws Elise in her path, Abby grabs the chance with both hands. With feverish certainty, she boards a one-way flight to LA to become Elise's PA and enters her gauzy realm of film sets and glamorous actors. Even as Abby overcomes her insecurities, she realises she's not the only one with scars. Behind Elise's glossy magazine veneer, she is drowning in Hollywood's vicious social cycle. Ever the devoted friend, Abby conceals her own burning desire for greatness. For she is smarter than Elise. More talented. A true artist. And after Elise finally introduces Abby to the Rhizome, she knows it's her destiny. As she edges closer to her own ambitions, Abby can see only one way to make her dream come true. Propelled by seductive, unstoppable force, The Paper Wasp slashes through the dark side of Hollywood and the treacherous intimacies of female friendship, pursuing a heroine of blazing artistic vision and blinding drive.
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ISBN 9781529401035
Released NZ 11 Jun 2019
Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781529401035
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
Imprint riverrun
Released 11 Jun 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Acampora, Lauren
Category Modern Fiction
Adventure / Thriller
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 154mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 400g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Hollywood Los Angeles, Calif - Fiction
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade