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The Ruby Slippers

£12.99

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The Ruby Slippers is a rare and moving fantasia of hidden treasures, forgotten histories, lost connections, and our search for true meaning.
Old Rosa the bag lady shuffles along the streets of New York. Time and again her nephew, Michael Marcinkus the grocer, has tried to help - but Rosa remains unknowable, hushed inside her hulk. On the day of the St Patrick's Day Parade, Rosa is in a terrible accident. While she lies in hospital, Mr Marcinkus visits her squalid apartment and unearths something remarkable from the monstrous piles of junk: two glittering ruby slippers, relics of Hollywood history. How on earth does decrepit old Rosa come to own such treasure? And what is to be done with it now? Rosa's 'Ruby Millions' soon become an irresistible beacon for the misplaced hopes and darkest desires of an unforgettable cast of characters. But in the hunger to possess the prize, will anyone stop to learn the incredible story of the woman to whom they once belonged?
This paperback is an uncorrected proof copy. The covers have only a few light handling marks, slight rubbing to corners and a some light dust soiling on the text block edge; inside pages are clean and bright.

Item details

Author(s):
Keir Alexander
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
13.6 x 21.7 cms
Edition:
2014
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1472108078
ISBN-13:
9781472108074
Number of pages:
428
Publisher:
Corsair
Title:
The Ruby Slippers

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The Ruby Slippers is a rare and moving fantasia of hidden treasures, forgotten histories, lost connections, and our search for true meaning.
Old Rosa the bag lady shuffles along the streets of New York. Time and again her nephew, Michael Marcinkus the grocer, has tried to help - but Rosa remains unknowable, hushed inside her hulk. On the day of the St Patrick's Day Parade, Rosa is in a terrible accident. While she lies in hospital, Mr Marcinkus visits her squalid apartment and unearths something remarkable from the monstrous piles of junk: two glittering ruby slippers, relics of Hollywood history. How on earth does decrepit old Rosa come to own such treasure? And what is to be done with it now? Rosa's 'Ruby Millions' soon become an irresistible beacon for the misplaced hopes and darkest desires of an unforgettable cast of characters. But in the hunger to possess the prize, will anyone stop to learn the incredible story of the woman to whom they once belonged?
This paperback is an uncorrected proof copy. The covers have only a few light handling marks, slight rubbing to corners and a some light dust soiling on the text block edge; inside pages are clean and bright.

Author(s):
Keir Alexander
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
13.6 x 21.7 cms
Edition:
2014
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1472108078
ISBN-13:
9781472108074
Number of pages:
428
Publisher:
Corsair
Title:
The Ruby Slippers

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