• Publish Date: 2004-06-07
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Andrew O'Hagan

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Growing up on the Scottish Isle of Bute, Maria Tambini is a young girl with dreams of escape from her Italian immigrant family. When her amazing singing voice wins her a talent show at the tender age of thirteen, she is whisked off to London and instant stardom.

But even as Maria is celebrating her greatest success, she is waging a hidden battle against her own body, and becoming in the process a living exhibit in the modern drama of celebrity. Can she be saved by love? Or will she be consumed by an obsessive celebrity culture, family lies, and by her number-one fan?

This stunning novel is a rich portrait of an immigrant community and a tragic tale of the hidden costs of celebrity.

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