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The girl on the page: John Purcell.

The girl on the page: John Purcell.
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400246823 AF PUR
Adult General Fiction   Gunnedah . . Available .  
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ISBN 9781460756973 (paperback)
Name Purcell, John author.
Title The girl on the page John Purcell.
Published Sydney, NSW : Fourth Estate, 2018
Description 388 pages ; 24 cm.
Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Two women, two great betrayals, one path to redemption. A punchy, powerful and page-turning novel about the redemptive power of great literature, from industry insider, John Purcell. Amy Winston is a hard-drinking, bed-hopping, hot-shot young book editor on a downward spiral. Having made her name and fortune by turning an average thriller writer into a Lee Child, Amy is given the unenviable task of steering literary great Helen Owen back to publication. When Amy knocks on the door of their beautiful townhouse in north west London, Helen and her husband, the novelist Malcolm Taylor, are conducting a silent war of attrition. The townhouse was paid for with the enormous seven figure advance Helen was given for the novel she wrote to end fifty years of making ends meets on critical acclaim alone. The novel Malcolm thinks unworthy of her. The novel Helen has yet to deliver. The novel Amy has come to collect. Amy has never faced a challenge like this one. Helen and Malcolm are brilliant, complicated writers who unsettle Amy into asking questions of herself - questions about what she values, her principles, whether she has integrity, whether she is authentic. Before she knows it, answering these questions becomes a matter of life or death. From ultimate book industry insider, John Purcell, comes a literary page-turner, a ferocious and fast-paced novel that cuts to the core of what it means to balance ambition and integrity, and the redemptive power of great literature.
Subjects Australian fiction
Women novelists -- Fiction
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
Married people -- Fiction
Book editors -- England -- London -- Fiction
Spouses -- Fiction
Authors -- Fiction
Book editors -- England -- Fiction
Women editors
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