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Monday, August 2, 2010

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Harvard Book Store Presents: Carl Hiassen

$5 tickets on sale now at harvard.com, at Harvard Book Store, and over the phone with a credit card (617.661.1515). Special Event – No Brattle Passes.

Harvard Book Store is excited to host a reading with journalist and best-selling author CARL HIAASEN as he reads from his new thriller, Star Island.

Having worked as a reporter, investigative journalist, and columnist for newspapers in Florida (he still writes a column for The Miami Herald, Carl Hiaasen′s fiction has always combined the page-turning atmosphere of the thriller genre with hard-hitting commentaries on modern life.

Meet twenty-two-year-old Cherry Pye (née Cheryl Bunterman), a pop star since she was fourteen, as she is about to attempt a comeback from her latest drug-and-alcohol disaster.

Now meet Cherry again: in the person of her “undercover stunt double,” Ann DeLusia. Ann portrays Cherry whenever the singer is too “indisposed” to go out in public. And it is Ann-mistaken-for-Cherry who is kidnapped from a South Beach hotel by obsessed paparazzo Bang Abbott.

Now the challenge for Cherry’s handlers (über–stage mother; horndog record producer; nipped, tucked, and Botoxed twin publicists; weed whacker–wielding bodyguard) is to rescue Ann while keeping her existence a secret from Cherry’s public—and from Cherry herself.

The situation is more complicated than they know. Ann has had a bewitching encounter with Skink—the unhinged former governor of Florida living wild in a mangrove swamp—and now he’s heading for Miami to find her.

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