Oh! You Pretty Things

Oh! You Pretty Things

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a€œA Hollywood native from the wrong side of the Walk of Fame makes a play for star statusa€ (Cosmopolitan) in Shanna Mahina€™s acclaimed novel, called a€œquite a breakouta€ by The New York Times. Jess Dunne is third-generation Hollywood, but her star on the boulevard has yet to materialize. Sure, shea€™s got a Santa Monica address and a working actress roommate, but with her nowhere barista job in a town that acknowledges zeroes only as a dress size, shea€™s a dead girl walking. Enter Jessa€™s mothera€”a failed actress who puts the strange in estrangement. She dives headlong into her daughtera€™s downward spiral, forcing Jess to muster all her spite and self-preservation to snag a career upgrade. As a personal assistant for a famous (and secretly agoraphobic) film composer, Jessa€™s workdays are now filled with shopping for luxury goods and cooking in his perfectly designed kitchen. Jess kills at cooking, a talent that only serves her intensifying urge to dig in to Los Angelesa€™s celebrity buffet. When her food garners the attention of an actress on the rise, well, shea€™s all too willing to throw it in with the composer and upgrade again, a decision that will have far-reaching ramifications that could explode all her relationships. All the while, her mother looms ever closer, forcing Jess to confront the traumatic secrets shea€™s been running from all her life. Oh! You Pretty Things is a dizzying ride at the carnival of fame, a fast-paced and sharply funny work that dares to imagine what happens when we go over the top in a town of gilded excess. From the Hardcover edition.Ia#39;m not sure what Kennera#39;s problem was, because Tyler is a dreamboat, sweet and casual, adorably rumpled when he greets me at the front door ... A sixburner Viking range, a doubledoor SubZero, an oversize Bosch dishwasher a€”the works.

Title:Oh! You Pretty Things
Author:Shanna Mahin
Publisher:Penguin - 2015-04-14


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