Double Exposure: A Novel (Paperback)

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Double Exposure: A Novel (Paperback)

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Elissa R. Sloan, author of The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes, returns with a sweeping drama about two A-list stars—a former star couple—as they cross each other's paths over and over again through the years, in a story that examines the work we have to do in order to grow into the people we want to become.

Maiko Fox and Adrian Hightower were young, beautiful, in love…and famous. The latest model to grace the Valentina Posh runway show and the hottest new superhero actor were Hollywood’s breakout couple. They were in every magazine, all over the most popular celebrity-blogs, and on countless E! News stories.

They starred in a blockbuster film together, reaping box-office gold. Fans were at a fever pitch. No one could get enough of Madrian, the couple that printed money for the studios, for the paparazzi, for themselves.

But then, their relationship crumbled.

Years later, with Adrian topping the Hollywood A-list as a writer and director, dating the country’s biggest pop star, and Maiko starring in movies for her celebrated producer-director husband, they live totally different lives. But they can never be too far apart. Madrian is still a box office draw, and the studios keep throwing them together.

As the two grow more and more entangled again professionally, Maiko and Adrian have to reckon with themselves: are they happy with their current lives? Or have they grown to be better people when with each other? 

Elissa R. Sloan is the author of The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes and Hayley Aldridge Is Still Here. A Texas-native Japanese-American with a penchant for reading books and celebrity gossip, she lives in Austin with her husband and three cats in a house with a rolling library ladder. 

Product Details ISBN: 9780063315198
ISBN-10: 006331519X
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: September 10th, 2024
Pages: 368
Language: English

The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes is a page-turning peek inside the glamour and brutality of life as a pop star. Sloan takes us on a wild ride through the world of music video shoots, expensive hotels, and arena tours—showing us the darkness that threatens just below the surface.” — Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones and The Six

“A witty, devastating and ultimately beautiful peek behind the illusion of fame...With a perfect combination of music, drama and depth, The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes takes us on a journey I won’t soon forget. From the opening line to the stunning close, this is a mesmerizing, thrilling and must-read debut.” — Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Book of Flora Lea

“Sloan takes on the fraught topic of mental illness coupled with the pressure of fame in her sensational debut... The dark side of fame is evident throughout this spirited and expertly plotted story... Sloan’s debut will leave readers eagerly awaiting her next outing.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes 

“I didn't know I was waiting for a smart, literary writer to craft a novel about the rise and fall of a teen star akin to Britney Spears until I discovered The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes... A witty, bright, hilarious—and at times devastating—read... I loved it." — Amanda Eyre Ward, New York Times bestselling author of The Jetsetters

"Heart-wrenching and riveting, Hayley Aldridge Is Still Here is both a sensitive portrait of a young woman trying to take back control of her own life and an acute skewering of a toxic culture that still very much exists. Like watching a celebrity implode in front of your own eyes, I found it near impossible to look away." — Ella Berman, author of The Comeback

"Elissa R. Sloan has done it again with her whipsmart new novel, Hayley Aldridge is Still Here. Calling all smart readers and gossip lovers alike: this novel is an unputdownable ride, fiction inspired by the narratives of stars like Jennette McCurdy (I'm Glad My Mom Died) and Britney Spears. Sloan's examination of money, fame, and control is brilliant, necessary...and fun as hell." — Amanda Eyre Ward, New York Times bestselling author

"Grab your bucket hat. Queue up your favorite 90s boy band album. Then prepare to lose yourself in this thoughtful, page-turning exploration of how the world treats young women in the spotlight, and what happens when they finally decide to fight back." — Laura Hankin, author of Happy & You Know It and A Special Place for Women