Shopgirl: A Novella (Paperback)
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Short Description for Shopgirl Martin's "New York Times" bestselling novella--the basis for his critically acclaimed motion picture now available on DVD--is a story of modern-day love and romance told with disarming tenderness. Now in mass-market paperback for the first time.
- Published: 01 September 2006
- Format: Paperback 130 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780786891078 ISBN 10: 0786891076
- Sales rank: 77,785
Full description for Shopgirl
One of our country's most acclaimed and beloved entertainers, Steve Martin has written a novella that is unexpectedly perceptive about relationships and life. Martin is profoundly wise when it comes to the inner workings of the human heart.Mirabelle is the "shopgirl" of the title, a young woman, beautiful in a wallflowerish kind of way, who works behind the glove counter at Neiman Marcus "selling things that nobody buys anymore..."Slightly lost, slightly off-kilter, very shy, Mirabelle charms because of all that she is not: not glamorous, not aggressive, not self-aggrandizing. Still there is something about her that is irresistible.Mirabelle captures the attention of Ray Porter, a wealthy businessman almost twice her age. As they tentatively embark on a relationship, they both struggle to decipher the language of love -- with consequences that are both comic and heartbreaking. Filled with the kind of witty, discerning observations that have brought Steve Martin critical success, Shopgirl is a work of disarming tenderness.