Star Island

Star Island

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Meet twenty-two-year-old Cherry Pye (nee Cheryl Bunterman), a pop star since she was fourteen--and about to attempt a comeback from her latest drug-and-alcohol disaster. Now meet Cherry again: in the person of her "undercover stunt double," Ann DeLusia. Ann portrays Cherry whenever the singer is too "indisposed"--meaning wasted--to go out in public. And it is Ann-mistaken-for-Cherry who is kidnapped from a South Beach hotel by obsessed paparazzo Bang Abbott. Now the challenge for Cherry's handlers (uber-stage mother; horndog record producer; nipped, tucked, and Botoxed twin publicists; weed whacker-wielding bodyguard) is to rescue Ann while keeping her existence a secret from Cherry's public--and from Cherry herself. The situation is more complicated than they know. Ann has had a bewitching encounter with Skink--the unhinged former governor of Florida living wild in a mangrove swamp--and now he's heading for Miami to find her . . . Will Bang Abbott achieve his fantasy of a lucrative private photo session with Cherry Pye? Will Cherry sober up in time to lip-synch her way through her concert tour? Will Skink track down Ann DeLusia before Cherry's motley posse does? All will be revealed in this hilarious spin on life in the celebrity fast lane.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 509 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 32mm | 598.74g
  • Random House Large Print Publishing
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 0739377884
  • 9780739377888
  • 1,249,517

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“Carl Hiaasen [is]" "Florida’s most entertainingly indignant social critic . . . He presents us with Cherry Pye, a 22-year-old pop star whose every display of narcissistic excess will send a frisson of horrified delight up your spine . . . The outlandish events soar on the exuberance of Hiaasen’s manic style, a canny blend of lunatic farce and savage satire.” —"New York Times Book Review"   “Does anyone remember what we did for fun before novelist Carl Hiaasen began turning out his satirical comedies one after another after another? . . . "Star Island "is a concoction worth the time of any reader who wants quality entertainment.” —"San Francisco Chronicle " “Hiaasen reclaims his groove in "Star Island, "a wicked, fizzy sendup of American celebrity culture . . . A very funny book about life in the fast lane.” —"Boston Globe"   “Fans of Carl Hiaasen will feel right at home whshow more

About Carl Hiaasen

Carl Hiaasen was born and raised in Florida. He is the author of eleven previous novels, including the best-selling "Nature Girl, Skinny Dip, Sick Puppy, " and "Lucky You, " and three best-selling children's books, "Hoot, Flush, "and "Scat. "His most recent work of nonfiction is "The Downhill Lie: A Hacker's Return to a Ruinous Sport." He also writes a weekly column for "The Miami Herald."show more

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14,185 ratings
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4 34% (4,802)
3 38% (5,366)
2 12% (1,652)
1 3% (420)
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