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Personality By Andrew O'Hagan

Personality
by Andrew O'Hagan

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Maria Tambini is a thirteen-year-old girl with a great singing voice. Growing up on a small Scottish island, she is ready for the big time and keen to escape her ordinary life.
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Personality by Andrew O'Hagan

Andrew O'Hagan's second novel, winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, is a powerful tale about society, celebrity and self-destruction. Maria Tambini is a thirteen-year-old girl with a great singing voice. Growing up on a small Scottish island, she is ready for the big time and keen to escape her ordinary life. When she wins a national TV talent show, she becomes an instant star, yet all the time 'the girl with the giant voice' is losing herself in fame and in a private battle with her own body. Can Maria be saved by love or is she destined to be consumed by celebrity, by family secrets, and by her number-one fan? 'Enormously impressive, frequently curious and consistently ambitious.' Sunday Times 'What he manages brilliantly is allowing us only restricted access to Maria's mind, so that the reader is put in something like the same relation to her as the sharkish agents and managers who suck her dry.' Guardian 'Such command, such grace, and such compassion.' New York Review of Books

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"The book is so bustling and rich...that the darkness seems lit from end to end."--The New Yorker"The New Yorker" (08/11/2003)

About Andrew O'Hagan


Andrew O'Hagan is one of his generation's most exciting and serious chroniclers of contemporary Britain. He has been nominated for the Man Booker Prize three times and was voted one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists in 2003. He has won the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. His most recent novel is The Illuminations (2015).

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Personality by Andrew O'Hagan
Andrew O'Hagan
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2004-04-01
336
0571217753
9780571217755
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