Shopgirl (Paperback)

Author: Martin, Steve

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Martin's "New York Times" bestselling novella--the basis for his critically acclaimed motion picture now available on DVD--is a story of modern-day love and romance told with disarming tenderness. Now in mass-market paperback for the first time.


Publisher Hachette Books
Mfg Part# 9780786891078
SKU 202556467
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0786891076
Release Date 9/1/2006
Dimensions (in Inches) 6.5H x 4L x 0.5T
"[This] elegant, bleak, desolatingly sad first novella is in every sense [Martin's] most serious work to date....from the days of the Wild and Crazy Guy onward, Martin's humor has always been about people who do not realize they are absurd. In SHOPGIRL that sense of absurdity is larger and more encompassing--something closer to an existentialist idea of the absurd, of life as defined by a tragicomic absence of purpose."
"[A] witty, well-written and intelligent novella; its portrait of the strange moral values of Hollywood, however, raises some uncomfortable questions about the author's views on a number of issues ranging from women to happiness."
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Annotation Humorist and actor Steve Martin writes a novel about Mirabelle, who works at Neiman Marcus in Beverly Hills. A lonely businessman falls for her, and Martin charts the rocky progress of their relationship with insight, compassion, and perfect comic timing.
Editors Note Working as a salesgirl at the Beverly Hills Neiman Marcus, Mirabelle, a beautiful aspiring artist, embarks on a love affair with Ray Porter, a wealthy, lonely businessman she meets at the store, and together they struggle to understand the meaning of love, in a bittersweet tale of romance. A first novel. Reprint.

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