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Exposure: Nothing Falls as Fast as a Star (Paul Faustino #3)

Exposure: Nothing Falls as Fast as a Star (Paul Faustino #3)

Author: Mal Peet
Series: Paul Faustino
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Description
Carnegie Medalist Mal Peet takes a searing look at the world of soccer and pop-celebrity culture -- and the lives of three street kids caught in its glare. (Age 14 and up)

When a black South American soccer star signs on to a team in the country's racist south, headlines blare. And when he falls for the sensual Desmerelda, a stunning white pop singer and daughter of a wealthy politician, their sudden and controversial marriage propels the pair to center stage, where they burn in the media spotlight. But celebrity attracts enemies; some very close to home. And its dazzle reaches into the city's hidden corners, exposing a life of grit and desperation the glitterati could never imagine. When a girl is found murdered, reporter Paul Faustino is caught between worlds as he witnesses the power of the media in making -- and breaking -- lives. Inspired by Shakespeare's OTHELLO, this modern tragedy of desire and betrayal, incisively and compassionately told, is a truly enthralling work of crossover fiction.

Author description

Mal Peet's first novel, Keeper, won the Branford Boase Award and the Bronze Nestle Children's Book Award; Tamar won the Carnegie Medal; and Exposure was the 2009 winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. A writer and illustrator, Mal produced many books for children over his lifetime, most of them in collaboration with his wife, Elspeth Graham.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781406367737
  • : Walker Books, Limited
  • : Walker Books Ltd
  • : April 2016
  • : 19.80 cmmm X 12.90 cmmm X 3.60 cmmm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 823.92
  • : en
  • : 2
  • : Paperback
  • : Mal Peet
  • : 448