Stella Duffy Parallel Lies

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Parallel Lies

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"Wealth, celebrity, sexuality and a tangled web of secrets. . . . Oh boy, what a mix. And it works. . . . It was my first introduction to this writer and I'll be coming back for more."—Irish Examiner

"A fine piece of writing . . . a powerful talent . . . a tough, poignant book."—Guardian (UK)

"Highly entertaining . . . offers a salutary corrective to the airbrushed picture presented by the Hollywood publicity machine."—Daily Mail

They say the truth matters. Not in Hollywood, it doesn't. In Hollywood you need to lie because Hollywood doesn't need lesbians. That's the deal, and Yana Ivanova is Hollywood's biggest star. So Yana Ivanova has a boyfriend called Jimmy. And a personal assistant called Penny. But hey, they live in a very glamorous closet.

But then letters start to arrive. From a writer who knows the truth. Yana fears blackmail, but she is terrified of bad publicity. And she clearly has a lot to lose.

And soon there's an accident—or maybe it's murder. Not that it matters—this is Hollywood. And more than anything else, the show must go on. All anyone expects—from other people, and even from themselves—is what Hollywood needs: Parallel Lies.

Stella Duffy is an acclaimed writer of both crime fiction and literary fiction. She has won the Short Story Dagger Award, and she was named Stonewall Writer of the Year in 2008.

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About the Author:

Stella Duffy was born in the UK and grew up in New Zealand. She has written seven novels, co-edited a crime anthology for Macmillan, acted in the West End and taught improvisational comedy to both actors and writers. She has also written several pieces for Radio 4. She lives in London.

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'Stella Duffy takes a twisted corkscrew to the heart and opens the dark genie's bottle of celebrity. Parallel Lies is an intoxicating, bittersweet brew of a book.' Val McDermid * 'A fine piece of writing...a powerful talent... a tough, poignant book' GUARDIAN * '[A] warm, witty and truthful love story...' TIME OUT.

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