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My Lucky Star

by Joe Keenan

My Lucky Star by Joe Keenan
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  • Published in USA  Jan 2006
    368 pages
    Genre: Novels

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The luckless writing team of Philip Cavanaugh and Claire Simmons is lured to Hollywood by their shifty pal Gilbert's offer of an improbably high-profile screenwriting gig. The job proves even more ill-gotten than they'd feared, but just as Claire packs her bags, enter sexy megastar Stephen Donato, the monarch of Philip's fantasies and a man with a Problem. Stephen, secretly gay, has gotten wind of a memoir to be penned by his aunt Lily, a washed-up actress with more than enough TNT to blow the hinges off his closet. Philip, smitten, proposes a bargain: if they can write Stephen's next picture, Philip will do double duty as Lily's ghostwriter, providing Stephen a spy and an agent of influence in the enemy camp. What could go wrong? .... My Lucky Star sends up Hollywood pretense higher than it's ever been sent before.

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'Starred review. In two earlier novels Keenan adapted and updated P.G. Wodehouse to his own original and side-splitting ends ... Hitherto marketed primarily to gay readers, Keenan deserves to win a large, appreciative audience of all sexual persuasions with this tour de force.' - PW.
'If the ghost of Noel Coward isn't pleased, Frasier's is.' - Booklist.
'Keenan freshens his obvious model, Noel Coward's drawing-room farces, by restoring the gay sex Coward had to edit out.' - Kirkus.

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