Pretty Things

Pretty Things Booklist called Susan Compo smart sassy and tough while Publishers Weekly praised her witty unflinching prose Following two highly regarded story collections Susan Compo s first novel takes a sha

  • Title: Pretty Things
  • Author: Susan Compo
  • ISBN: 9781891241123
  • Page: 263
  • Format: Paperback
  • Booklist called Susan Compo smart, sassy, and tough, while Publishers Weekly praised her witty, unflinching prose Following two highly regarded story collections, Susan Compo s first novel takes a sharp eyed look at LA s culture industry Giselle Entwistle has her hands full with her roster of demanding show business clients There s Adon, struggling to make the transBooklist called Susan Compo smart, sassy, and tough, while Publishers Weekly praised her witty, unflinching prose Following two highly regarded story collections, Susan Compo s first novel takes a sharp eyed look at LA s culture industry Giselle Entwistle has her hands full with her roster of demanding show business clients There s Adon, struggling to make the transition from teen idol to mature star with the aid of a goatee There s would be rock impresario Hedda Hophead, aggressive as junk mail and just as relentless There s country singer Len Tingle, whose career has as many ups and downs as his love affair with Giselle and Tupperware demonstrator extraordinaire Troy Harder, a living legend in food storage, who Giselle fears might want to plastic wrap her Not to mention child prodigy belter Frances Culligan, who seems to have disappeared And then there s Pandra, whose haunting memoir of growing up in suburban Orange County and coming of age in 70s glitter era Los Angeles platform boots, Rodney s English Disco, The Real Don Steele Show, David Bowie clones forms a book within this book Giselle hopes to get Pandra s story published, but it does bring up this little matter of a possible murder in Pandra s past .

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    1. A sequel of sorts to Death and Other stories. not quite but some of the characters are there I read this in the 90s when it first came out and revisit it now and again like checking in with good friends after reading Ms. Compo's first book.

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