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Little Known Facts: A Novel (Paperback)
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Little Known Facts: A Novel (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 17/01/2013
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Life as one of Hollywood's most handsome, charismatic and critically-acclaimed movie stars seems like a glitzy fairytale to the people who orbit around Renn Ivins. But for his grown children, Anna and Will, their father's fame threatens to permeate every aspect of their lives. For Anna - a diligent medical student with a promising future ahead of her but not so promising romantic prospects - the exploits of her celebrity father are a source of embarrassment and, at best, bemusement. Her brother Will, on the other hand, is floundering in a quarter-life crisis. The only thing to outlast his directionless career and failed relationships is his trust fund, but while he and Anna may be happy to use their father's money, they're less happy to use his influence. As the family, lovers and hangers-on of Renn Ivins struggle to forge their identities in the colossal shadow of his celebrity, Christine Sneed deftly unravels the secrets they tell each other and themselves. Little Known Facts is a multi-layered, deftly observed novel of the fallout of fame and fortune.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408833452
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 480 g
Dimensions: 216 x 153 x 27 mm


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Sneed's wit, curiosity, empathy, and ability to divine the perfect detail propel this psychologically exquisite, superbly realized novel of intriguing, caricature-transcending characters and predicaments * Booklist *
Goes beyond the tabloid headlines... Sneed effectively blurs the line between fact and fiction and brings each character to life * Kirkus *
I grabbed Christine Sneed's novel Little Known Facts on my way out the door this weekend and ate it up. It's a great canny read: wry, observant, inventive in style, rich in character. Christine Sneed knows her Hollywood, but more than that, she knows her people * Jess Walter, author of Beautiful Ruins and National Book Award finalist for The Zero *
The gravitational pull of fame in a celebrity-obsessed culture informs this smart, fresh debut novel about a family living in the shadow cast by its larger-than-life patriarch * Bonnie Jo Campbell, National Book Award finalist for American Salvage *

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