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The Magnificent Esme Wells

by Adrienne Sharp

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The Magnificent Esme Wells by Adrienne Sharp
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  • First Published:
    Apr 2018, 352 pages
    Paperback:
    Apr 2019, 352 pages

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A moving account of the dreams and realities of a girl growing up in the dangerous world of 1950s Las Vegas.

Esme Wells was not made to sit back and wait for her destiny. She was made to be magnificent. With an excess of ambition and beauty, the teenager should have been perfectly poised to take 1950s Las Vegas by storm. But first, she has to escape the shadow of her parents. With a gambler for a father and a wanna-be star for a mother, Esme learns quickly what it means to be at the bottom of the totem pole. And she wants none of it.

Growing up in Los Angeles, Esme is driven by her parents' failure to reach the ranks of "the big boys," as her father calls them. And if Esme is the wrong gender to be calling the shots, rest assured she will find a way to be by the side of the big boys while they make the decisions. She spends her childhood as a servant to her parents' plans, following her father as he gambles or helping her mother as she desperately tries to get bigger roles. The ...

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