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Publishers Note :Based on a true story, an impassioned and propulsive debut novel about a headstrong girl from Far Rockaway, Queens, who is trying to find her place in the worldWritten in an urban vernacular that?s electrifying and intimate, On the Come Up introduces a heroine whose voice is irrepressible, dynamic, and unstintingly honest. Thirteen-year-old AnnMarie Walker dreams of a world beyond Far Rockaway, where the sway of the neighborhood keeps her tied to old ideas about success. While attending a school for pregnant teens, AnnMarie comes across a flyer advertising movie auditions in Manhattan. Astonishingly, improbably, and four months before she?s due to give birth?she lands a lead role. For a time, AnnMarie soars?acting for the camera, flying to the Sundance Film Festival, seeing her face on-screen. But when the film fades from view and the realities of her life set in, AnnMarie?s grit and determination are the only tools left to keep her moving forward.Told with remarkable compassion and based on the real-life story of Anna Simpson, whom the author met during the filming of the award-winning Our Song, Hannah Weyer?s debut novel is an incredible act of literary ventriloquism that powerfully illuminates the lives of the urban unseen.

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Author Name: Hannah Weyer

Publisher: Anchor Books

Language: English

ISBN: 9780345804860

Format: Paperback

Pages: 320

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Quick Code: QCBO18484631

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