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Miss Aluminium

ONE OF THE SUNDAY TIMES' 100 BEST SUMMER READS OF 2020

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'I was self-invented, adapting myself minute by minute, a girl on the run. And yes, built for speed.' At seventeen, Susanna Moore left her home in Hawai'i, with no money, no belongings and no prospects. But in Philadelphia, an unexpected gift of four trunks of beautiful clothes allowed her to assume the first of many disguises. Her journey takes her from New York to Los Angeles where she becomes a model and meets Joan Didion and Audrey Hepburn. She works as a script reader for Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson, and is given a screen test by Mike Nichols. But beneath Miss Aluminium's glittering fairytale surface lies the story of a girl's insatiable hunger to learn. Moore gives us a sardonic, often humorous portrait of Hollywood in the seventies and of a young woman's hard-won arrival at selfhood.

Product code: 9781474619080

ISBN 9781474619080
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H196xW128xS26
No. Of Pages 288
On Sale Date 09/06/2020
A memoir from the author of IN THE CUT

'A captivating portrait of a woman in search of herself' Kirkus

'Moore's search for stability during a free-spirited decade is a whirlwind of celebrity encounters and a lyrical exploration of the lingering effects of a mother's death' Publishers Weekly