By Elizabeth Renzetti
A delectable satirical novel approximately superstar tradition, journalism, fact, lies, outcomes — concerning the fictions we inform ourselves and the fictions we inform others.
Augusta expense (not her actual identify) is legendary in England for taking part in a slatternly barmaid on a evening cleaning soap opera and for falling down under the influence of alcohol in public. Now, she has no activity, no courting together with her long-lost son, and a tragic scarcity of tranquilizers — yet she has had a fantastic hit along with her memoir (which relies on a real tale, yet simply very loosely).
But whilst Frances Bleeker — an insecure and never very profitable American tabloid journalist — tells Augusta guy she as soon as enjoyed has written a ebook, Augusta turns into terrified that her lifestyles tale can be published because the net of lies it truly is. She units out on a trans-Atlantic trip from London to California to hunt revenge on her former lover — a trip that might require the reluctant aid of Frances.