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The paper wasp : a novel / Lauren Acampora.

Acampora, Lauren, (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethel Public Library ACAMPORA (Text to phone) 34030142860607 Adult Fiction Available -
Brookfield Library F/ACAMPORA (Text to phone) 34029145632112 Adult Fiction Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown FIC ACAMPORA (Text to phone) 34014141725011 Adult Fiction Available -
Chester Public Library ACA (Text to phone) 33210000508842 Adult Fiction Available -
David M. Hunt Library - Falls Village F Aca (Text to phone) 33180141809187 Adult Fiction - First Floor Available -
Derby Public Library FIC ACA (Text to phone) 34047141772260 Adult Fiction Available -
Douglas Library - North Canaan F ACA (Text to phone) 33490141831333 Adult Fiction Available -
Easton Public Library FIC ACAMPORA, LAUREN (Text to phone) 37777123584955 Adult Fiction Available -
Edith Wheeler Memorial Library - Monroe FIC ACAMPORA,L (Text to phone) 34026141875182 Adult Fiction Available -
Gunn Memorial Library - Washington FIC ACA (Text to phone) 34055143521155 Adult Fiction Available -
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An electrifying debut novel from the acclaimed author of The Wonder Garden, The Paper Wasp is a riveting knife-edge story of two women's dark friendship of twisted ambition set against the backdrop of contemporary Hollywood. In small-town Michigan, Abby Graven leads a solitary life. Once a bright student on the cusp of a promising art career, she now languishes in her childhood home, trudging to and from her job as a supermarket cashier. Each day she is taunted from the magazine racks by the success of her former best friend Elise, a rising Hollywood starlet whose life in pictures Abby obsessively scrapbooks. At night Abby escapes through the films of her favorite director, Auguste Perren, a cult figure known for his creative institute the Rhizome. Inspired by Perren, Abby draws fantastical storyboards based on her often premonitory dreams, a visionary gift she keeps hidden. When Abby encounters Elise again at their high school reunion, she is surprised and warmed that Elise still considers her not only a friend but a brilliant storyteller and true artist. Elise's unexpected faith in Abby reignites in her a dormant hunger, and when Elise offhandedly tells Abby to look her up if she's ever in LA, Abby soon arrives on her doorstep. There, Abby discovers that although Elise is flourishing professionally, behind her glossy magazine veneer she is lonely and disillusioned. Ever the supportive friend, Abby becomes enmeshed in Elise's world, even as she guards her own dark secret and burning desire for greatness. As she edges closer to Elise, the Rhizome, and her own artistic ambitions, the dynamic shifts between the two friends--until Abby can see only one way to grasp the future that awaits her. The Paper Wasp is a thrilling, unexpected journey into the psyche and imagination of a woman determined to fulfill her destiny from one of our most unique and incisive writers.
Subject: Female friendship > Fiction.
Actresses > Fiction.
Artists > Fiction.
Self-realization in women > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Novels.
Suspense fiction.

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