|Star Island (2010) [Novel]|
by Carl Hiaasen
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(From the publisher):
Meet twenty-two-year-old Cherry Pie (nee Cheryl Bunterman); a pop star since she was fourteen-and about to attempt a comback 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 challange for Cherry's handlers (uber-stage mother; horndog record producer: Nipped, tucked, and Botoxed twin publicists; weed wacker-wieling bodyguard)is to rescue Ann while keeping the existance 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 swmp-and now he's heading to Miami to find her...
Will Bang Abbott achieve his fantasy of a sucrative private photo session with Cherry Pye? Will Cherry sober up in time to lip-synth her way through her concert tour? Will Skink track down Ann DeLusia before Cherry's motley posse does?
All will be revealed in this halarious spin on life on the celebrity fast lane.
Original title: Star Island
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Comic Crime