The Resource The paper wasp, Lauren Acampora

The paper wasp, Lauren Acampora

Label
The paper wasp
Title
The paper wasp
Statement of responsibility
Lauren Acampora
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Traces the dark friendship of twisted ambition shared between a failed artist and a rising star in contemporary Hollywood
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10781423
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Acampora, Lauren
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Actresses
  • Artists
  • Female friendship
  • Self-realization in women
  • Large print books
Target audience
adult
Label
The paper wasp, Lauren Acampora
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000065778305
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
353 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432866907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
The paper wasp, Lauren Acampora
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000065778305
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
353 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432866907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print

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