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The Paper Wasp
  

The Paper Wasp (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

By Acampora, Lauren
Narrator Soudek, Natasha

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An electrifying debut novel from the acclaimed author of The Wonder Garden, The Paper Wasp is a riveting knife-edge story of two women's dark friendship of twisted ambition set against the backdrop of contemporary Hollywood. In small-town Michigan, Abby Graven leads a solitary li...fe. Once a bright student on the cusp of a promising art career, she now languishes in her childhood home, trudging to and from her job as a supermarket cashier. Each day she is taunted from the magazine racks by the success of her former best friend, Elise, a rising Hollywood starlet whose life in pictures Abby obsessively scrapbooks. At night Abby escapes through the films of her favorite director, Auguste Perren, a cult figure known for his creative institute the Rhizome. Inspired by Perren, Abby draws fantastical storyboards based on her often premonitory dreams, a visionary gift she keeps hidden. When Abby encounters Elise again at their high school reunion, she is surprised and warmed that Elise still considers her not only a friend but a brilliant storyteller and true artist. Elise's unexpected faith in Abby reignites in her a dormant hunger, and when Elise offhandedly tells Abby to look her up if she's ever in LA, Abby soon arrives on her doorstep. There, Abby discovers that although Elise is flourishing professionally, behind her glossy magazine veneer she is lonely and disillusioned. Ever the supportive friend, Abby becomes enmeshed in Elise's world, even as she guards her own dark secret and burning desire for greatness. As she edges closer to Elise, the Rhizome, and her own artistic ambitions, the dynamic shifts between the two friends - until Abby can see only one way to grasp the future that awaits her. The Paper Wasp is a thrilling, unexpected journey into the psyche and imagination of a woman determined to fulfill her destiny from one of our most unique and incisive writers.
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ISBN 9781799745617
Released NZ 8 Oct 2019
Publisher Brilliance Corporation
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged
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ISBN-13 9781799745617
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Brilliance Corporation
Imprint Brilliance Audio
Released 8 Oct 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged
Edition Unabridged
Author(s) By Acampora, Lauren
Narrator Soudek, Natasha
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Modern Fiction
Adventure / Thriller
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 165mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 68g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade

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