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Oh! You Pretty Things

Shanna Mahin

Paperback

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Hardcover (4/14/2015)

Description

"A Hollywood native from the wrong side of the Walk of Fame makes a play for star status" (Cosmopolitan) in Shanna Mahin's acclaimed debut novel, called "quite a breakout" by The New York Times.

Jess Dunne is third-generation Hollywood, but her star on the boulevard has yet to materialize. So when she upgrades her nowhere barista job to personal assistant for a film composer, she falls as hard for the nearness to fame as she does his perfectly designed kitchen. Jess kills at cooking, a talent that only serves her intensifying urge to dig in to Los Angeles's celebrity buffet.

But then Jess's food garners the attention of Eva Carlton, an actress on the rise, and Jess is all too eager to jump ship to Eva's entourage, a decision that threatens to explode all her personal relationships. And when Jess's mother--a failed actress who puts the strange in estrangement--turns up toting a suitcase full of secrets, Jess must confront the truth she's been running from all her life.

Dutton Books, 9781101983997, 384pp.

Publication Date: February 16, 2016



About the Author

SHANNA MAHIN is a high school dropout who rallied late despite her ninth grade English teacher's prediction of a lifetime of wasted potential. Her writing fellowships include the MacDowell Colony, the Norman Mailer Center, and PEN Center USA Emerging Voices. Just like her character, Shanna is third-generation Hollywood.