Dream Machine

Dream Machine

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'"And the name of the girl through to next week is..." says Stina, and I want to kill her for pausing once again. I want to see her bludgeoned to death with her own stupid mic, her even stupider skin tight dress all stained with oozing gore...' Thousands of wannabes are auditioning to be part of mega-girlband Purrfect in a new reality TV series. Among them are ice-queen Louise, who thinks she's got god on her side, foulmouthed Joni, desperate to hide the fact that she's got a baby, mousy teen Ella, obsessed with her stepmother's boyfriend, and cocky Riana, a stripper with a naughty penchant for coke. Each one is determined to be the new Purrfect girl. But as the show progresses it seems someone has a very different sort of agenda in mind - someone who's not afraid for things to get deadly...Will Davis, author of the award-winning My Side of the Story, creates an explosive cocktail of comedy and pathos, in which four lives collide in the wretched pursuit of fame and fortune, spiralling towards a devastating conclusion that confronts the very nature of dreams, and ultimately questions the point of having them.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 134 x 214 x 28mm | 399.16g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747597065
  • 9780747597063

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Praise for My Side of the Story: 'Will Davis is a witty writer who effortlessly conjures up the frenetic detail of Jaz's sixteen-year-old world' Independent on Sunday 'The dialogue fizzes with savvy one-liners Davis's observations of the dysfunctions of family and school are as sharp as his prose is fresh, and his debut is intriguing, touching and entertaining' Time Outshow more

About Will Davis

Will Davis was born in 1980 and lives in London. His first book, My Side of the Story, won a Betty Trask Award.show more

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2 20% (4)
1 40% (8)
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