The Comeback

The Comeback

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"A deep dive into the psyche of a young actress raised in the spotlight under the influence of a charming, manipulative film director and the moment when she decides his time for winning is over. At the height of her career and on the eve of her first Golden Globe nomination, teen star Grace Turner disappeared. Now, tentatively sober and surprisingly numb, Grace is back in Los Angeles after her year of self-imposed exile. She knows the new private life she wants isn't going to be easy as she tries to be a better person and reconnect with the people she left behind. But when Grace is asked to present a lifetime achievement award to director Able Yorke--the man who controlled her every move for eight years--she realizes that she can't run from the secret behind her spectacular crash and burn for much longer. And she's the only one with nothing left to lose. Alternating between past and present, The Comeback tackles power dynamics and the uncertainty of young adulthood, the types of secrets that become part of our sense of self, and the moments when we learn that though there are many ways to get hurt, we can still choose to fight back"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Berkley, [2020]
Copyright Date: ♭2020
ISBN: 9780593099513
0593099516
Characteristics: 378 pages ; 24 cm

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At the height of her career and on the eve of her first Golden Globe nomination, teen star Grace Turner disappeared. Now, tentatively sober and surprisingly numb, Grace is back in Los Angeles after her year of self-imposed exile. But when Grace is asked to present a lifetime achievement award to ... Read More »


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JCLJenV Mar 10, 2021

A fast-paced novel with a movie star in the middle trying to make sense of life.

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darladoodles
Jul 22, 2020

An impressive debut and a grim depiction of the effects of narcissistic abuse. Grace was barely a teenager when she was discovered and taken under the wing of a beloved Hollywood director. The ten years spent working with that man left Grace incapable of maintaining her marriage or her career. When the director who abused Grace is about to receive a lifetime achievement award, it seems fitting to have her present the award and expose the monster who tormented her and stunted her personal growth. Will the narrative continue on that track, or move in a different direction. You will have to read the book yourself and find out. Reading this book gives me a new level of understanding regarding many of the cases that have come to light in the #MeToo movement. Ultimately, each person has their own unique story and challenges. If parents read this book or others like it before releasing their child to a studio's control, would they still follow the path of fame and fortune?

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