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Cherry Money Baby

By John M. Cusick

Meet kooky, crazy Cherry Kerrigan: small-town legend; good-time girl; loveable, foul-mouthed, messy Cherry.

Cherry loves her simple life – her family's tiny trailer, Lucas, her soft-handed sweetheart next-door, even her job at Burrito Barn. But here comes Ardelia Deen, a glamorous starlet who sweeps Cherry into a world of fast cars and penthouse parties. Now Cherry's small-town life seems so ... well, small. When Ardelia drops a baby-bomb of an offer, Cherry finds herself morphing into Cherrdelia; because one weird-ass, star-studded head-spinner of a day could change a girl into something else altogether...

  • John M. Cusick's second novel, following Girl Parts, which was described by Publishers Weekly as a "bittersweet and prescient novel". "Charming and witty," said The Horn Book. "It may be hard for readers to get this book out of their system."
  • Hollywood glitz collides with working-class aspirations in this satirical tale of an impulsive starlet and a sharp-witted, small-town teen.
  • A coming-of-age story about identity and dreaming big.

About the author

John M. Cusick is a literary agent for authors of young-adult and middle-grade novels and the author of Girl Parts, his debut novel. About Cherry Money Baby, he says, "Class is a touchy subject in America. I wanted to explore how our assumptions about money, sophistication and self-worth can cloud our vision." He lives in Brooklyn, USA. Follow him @johnmcusick

ISBN: 9781406337594
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2014
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 384pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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