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Based on a True Story

by Elizabeth Renzetti

House Of Anansi Press Inc | June 14, 2014 | Trade Paperback

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A delectable satirical novel about celebrity culture, journalism, truth, lies, consequences - about the fictions we tell ourselves and the fictions we tell others.

Augusta Price (not her real name) is famous in England for playing a slatternly barmaid on a nighttime soap opera and for falling down drunk in public. Now, she has no job, no relationship with her long-lost son, and a sad shortage of tranquilizers - but she has had an improbable hit with her memoir (which is based on a true story, but only very loosely).

But when Frances Bleeker - an insecure and not very successful American tabloid journalist - tells Augusta that a man she once loved has written a book, Augusta becomes terrified that her life story will be revealed as the web of lies it really is. She sets out on a trans-Atlantic journey from London to California to seek revenge on her former lover - a journey that will require the reluctant help of Frances.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 pages, 3.15 × 2.07 × 0.3 in

Published: June 14, 2014

Publisher: House Of Anansi Press Inc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 177089313X

ISBN - 13: 9781770893139

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Based on a True Story

by Elizabeth Renzetti

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 272 pages, 3.15 × 2.07 × 0.3 in

Published: June 14, 2014

Publisher: House Of Anansi Press Inc

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 177089313X

ISBN - 13: 9781770893139

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A delectable satirical novel about celebrity culture, journalism, truth, lies, consequences - about the fictions we tell ourselves and the fictions we tell others.

Augusta Price (not her real name) is famous in England for playing a slatternly barmaid on a nighttime soap opera and for falling down drunk in public. Now, she has no job, no relationship with her long-lost son, and a sad shortage of tranquilizers - but she has had an improbable hit with her memoir (which is based on a true story, but only very loosely).

But when Frances Bleeker - an insecure and not very successful American tabloid journalist - tells Augusta that a man she once loved has written a book, Augusta becomes terrified that her life story will be revealed as the web of lies it really is. She sets out on a trans-Atlantic journey from London to California to seek revenge on her former lover - a journey that will require the reluctant help of Frances.

About the Author

Elizabeth Renzetti is a columnist for the Globe and Mail and for several years worked the London bureau. She has been the editor of the Books and Arts sections of the Globe and Mail and editor of Elm Street magazine. Her work has been anthologized in collections of essays, and she regularly appears as a radio and television commentator.
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