Reaching for the Gods: A Satire of the Cult of Celebrity

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"With a character line up that includes a drug-dealing transgender hooker and a dominatrix to the stars, this is not a book for the faint hearted." It is 1984, the year of the Los Angeles Olympics, and Merle LaBrune plans to remain young for however long it takes for her to ascend a pantheon of Hollywood idols and be worshipped as a latter-day Aphrodite, goddess love. However, she has the unerring feeling she is about to be dropped from the long-running soap opera in which she stars. Her life is further complicated by her live-in lover’s decision to bring his daughter, Heidi, to come live with them. Heidi does her utmost to make Merle’s life a living hell. The story starts at the very beginning, so to speak, with a dream sequence of the archetypal Eve and ends with Merle’s ambition of godhood almost realized: banged up in jail as she atones for the sins of mankind. But her delusions are finally shattered when she is confronted with her shocking true identity. Please Take a Look Inside

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Reaching for the Gods: A Satire of the Cult of Celebrity 3.4 out of 5 based on 18 ratings. 214 user reviews
Expired Deals Reaching for the Gods: A Satire of the Cult of Celebrity "With a character line up that includes a drug-dealing transgender hooker and a dominatrix to the stars, this is not a book for the faint hearted." It is 1984, the year of the Los Angeles Olympics, and Merle LaBrune plans to remain young for however long it takes for her to ascend a pantheon of Hollywood idols and be worshipped as a latter-day Aphrodite, goddess love. However, she has the unerring feeling she is about to be dropped from the long-running soap opera in which she stars. Her life is further complicated by her live-in lover’s decision to bring his daughter, Heidi, to come live with them. Heidi does her utmost to make Merle’s life a living hell. The story starts at the very beginning, so to speak, with a dream sequence of the archetypal Eve and ends with Merle’s ambition of godhood almost realized: banged up in jail as she atones for the sins of mankind. But her delusions are finally shattered when she is confronted with her shocking true identity. Please Take a Look Inside http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41OW3NBi09L._SL160_.jpg
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