02 Fiction Eileen Fulton Soap Opera

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Soap Opera

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9780312203658: Soap Opera

Only Eileen Fulton could give us such a delicious, behind-the-scenes look at the world of soaps, told in the form of a commercial novel. The story begins with the heroine, an all-American midwestern girl, being jilted by her fiance right before their wedding. Against her family's wishes, she leaves town and heads for New York where she tries to get a job on a soap. She starves for a while but finally lands a job on "Another Life". What follows is sex, scandal, murder, betrayal, and back-stabbing. And what Eileen realizes is that the story line of a soap is nothing compared to what goes on offstage.

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Eileen Fulton has played "Lisa" on As the World Turns for the past 40 years. She lives in New York City.

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After 30 years of playing mischievous Lisa on As the World Turns, writing six mysteries, and cowriting two autobiographies, actress Fulton provides a frothy first romance novel. Midwesterner Amanda Baker, who has a leading role on the soap opera Another Life, bubbles and bursts with agony and sorrowwhen not dancing with delight and twinkling like stars on a summer night (``She gazed into Costa's eyesthose deep blue pools of light that made her want to laugh and cry all at once''). The story begins with Amanda left waiting at the altar by her beloved football herone'er-do-well fianc Will, whos a no-show. Brimming with heartbreak and humiliation, Amanda heads for New York, bankrolled in part by her father. She moves into a Village sublet but has a stiff time finding work until she starts going to cattle calls for the theater. It turns out she is such a ringer for Monique O'Day, star of CBS's Another Life, that shes hired to play Monique's adopted-out, 18-year-old daughter, Hope Adams, with whom she will be reunited. Amanda feels life's magnificence opening before her until one day, during a rehearsal of a heavy dancing scene, she faints. When she recovers, she has to admit that losing Will at the altar was only the second-worst thing ever to happen to her. Losing her virginity to Will the night before their nonwedding has now left her pregnant. And when Will shows up in Manhattan, crippled and begging for $48,000, what is she to say to her future baby's father? Whom she despises! And what will happen to her character, Hope, as Amanda begins to show? And who is doing all that heavy breathing on Amanda's phone? Whoo, tune in tomorrow! The heart is a beanbag, Eileen. Just punch it any way you want. -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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