Personality (Paperback)

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Growing up on the Scottish Isle of Bute, Maria Tambini is a young girl with dreams of escape from her Italian immigrant family. When her amazing singing voice wins her a talent show at the tender age of thirteen, she is whisked off to London and instant stardom.

But even as Maria is celebrating her greatest success, she is waging a hidden battle against her own body, and becoming in the process a living exhibit in the modern drama of celebrity. Can she be saved by love? Or will she be consumed by an obsessive celebrity culture, family lies, and by her number-one fan?

This stunning novel is a rich portrait of an immigrant community and a tragic tale of the hidden costs of celebrity.

About the Author

ANDREW O'HAGAN was born in Glasgow, Scotland. His previous novels have been awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and the E. M. Forster Award.

Praise For…


"A remarkable first novel . . . richly written and highly evocative."--Newsday

"O'Hagan seems capable of accomplishing just about anything he puts his mind to."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Lyrical, poetic, and as intense as a reverie."--The Boston Globe

Product Details
ISBN: 9780156029674
ISBN-10: 0156029677
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: June 7th, 2004
Pages: 320
Language: English