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Three Girls and Their Brother by Theresa Rebeck

Three Girls and Their Brother

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Three Girls and Their Brother by Theresa Rebeck

A stunning novel about celebrity and the price of fame from a Pulitzer-shortlisted playwright and the creator of hit series SMASH. So you want to know how to become famous? STEP 1: Get your photo taken for the New Yorker, along with your incredibly beautiful red-haired sisters. STEP 2: Watch as your face is plastered all over Times Square and New York goes crazy over you. (Why? Don't ask me.) STEP 3: Learn to fight off the paparazzi who are camped outside your school. Older brothers, especially seemingly invisible ones, are useful here. STEP 4: Pretend to be interested in letchy old filmstars at glitzy parties and don't let them realise you would rather be doing your homework. But, take a tip from me, Amelia, so-called IT Girl, fame is NOT all it's cracked up to be. All those glamorous parties are really just full of neurotic women studiously avoiding the canapes. Being followed by hoards of men with cameras can seriously threaten your social life. And no-one listens when you tell them that you never wanted all this in the first place. One bit of advice I would give you, and it's an important one so please listen: whatever you do don't do what I did and BITE the most famous filmstar in the world. It won't look good, believe me, and it'll get you into all kinds of trouble.


Praise for 'Three Girls and their Brother': 'Coming from an already highly-acclaimed screenwriter, Rebeck knows how to spin a good yarn
Daily Mirror

'This snappy, scathing novel from the acclaimed playwright follows the trio of gorgeous Heller sisters who get famous and become darlings of the fashionista set - until their youthful world hilariously implodes.'
More Magazine

'This is a novel the reader will greedily gobble up - its compelling, sometimes cutting, but never dull. The characters are convincing busy and intimate.'
Cork Evening Echo

'Both dark and comic'
Publishing News

'Rebeck shines...her insiders look at the theatre world is spot on and uproarious...crackling satire and scene stealing secondaries carry the book'
US Publishers Weekly

'Playwright Rebeck's first novel is a wickedly enjoyable expose of modern celebrity...Rebeck's dramatic skills are evident in the youthful, often profane voices...A timely and entertaining modern morality tale.'

Three Girls and their Brother is a brilliant fiction debut. Rebeck weaves such an atmosphere of excitement and turmoil. I felt genuinely close to these characters
- all three sisters and their brother. The insider's look at the life of young models and the way instant success can upend everything resonates in hilarious and heart-breaking ways. I found it impossible to put this book down. Carol Goodman, Author of 'The Lake of Dead Languages

Praise for Theresa Rebeck:
'Theresa Rebeck is so slick that Gucci wears her shoes.

New Yorker

About the Author

Theresa Rebeck is an American stage, screen, television, and radio writer. She was born in Ohio and graduated from Cincinnati's Ursuline Academy in 1976. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame in 1980, and followed that with three degrees from Brandeis University: an MA in 1983, a M.F.A. in 1986, and a Ph.D. in Victorian era melodrama, awarded in 1989.

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Publication date

2nd April 2009


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Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


416 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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