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Sitting among the rows of tills in Supersafe supermarket in the North of England, the fortunes of a young checkout girl are on the brink of change ...
Linda works the tills at Safeshop. It's what everyone does. The grammar school girls get the careers; the comp girls get the two-bit college courses and the low wage jobs. But when model agent Rafe brings his disposable razors to Linda's till, he recognises the raw talent that could transform both their lives. Almost overnight, Linda becomes Crystalline, a supermodel catapulted onto the international stage. But in the blur of first class flights and flashy restaurants, will she begin to forget where Crysatline ends and Linda begins?
The bittersweet story of a young checkout girl's rise to fame, this is prize-wining playwright Jim Cartwright's first novel. Bearing the hallmarks of his best-loved play, THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE and ROAD, this rollicking debut takes the reader on a journey from which there is no going back.
JIM CARTWRIGHT was born in Lancashire. He is the author of many prize-winning plays, including ROAD, BED, TWO, and THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE, which won the Evening Standard Best Comedy Award and the Olivier Award in 1992 and was made into the film LITTLE VOICE starring Jane Horrocks. His plays have been translated into 25 languages. This is his debut novel.
Class act...a rollicking, sexy, pacy yarn
Written in fizzing, high-voltage vernacular ... Cartwright is an intoxicating writer
Bold and brash, this playful Cinderella story is told with warm-hearted exuberance... Cartwright is adept at conjuring up vivid characters in a whizz-bang flash by giving them sparking, convincing dialogue.
The plot of SUPERMARKET SUPERMODEL is unlikely to the point of unbelievable, but it's meant to be...Cartwright's strength is in his dialogue and creation of character ...the playwright in him keeps the action moving along, and keeps the reader's interest alive
Touching and funny