Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 278 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Book Condition: Near fine. Inside pages clean. Tight binding. Sharp corners. Uncorrected proof.
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Fine in new dust jacket. The oook is like new, except for a small 495 on the front cover & a 1/2" mark on the bottom of the book. Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 278 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. A FIRST EDITION, BY CHRISTOPHER McDOUGALL.
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It was a very interesting book, I found it hard to put it down after the first couple of chapters. It came to light that in a way she was as much as a victim as an accomplice to the events as they unfolded. It was quite a riveting story, and kept you wondering how these people could get away with it for as long as they did. Without the parents being concerned of their daughters well being or others that saw what was going on without asking questions. It kept your attention throughout the book. I would say that it is a must read for anyone interested in a True Crime Novel!
Publishers Weekly, 2004-09-20 In 1985, 15-year-old Gloria Trevi lucked into the final spot in a girl group created by Mexico's hottest young producer, Sergio Andrade. Boquitas Pintadas ("Little Painted Mouths") broke up shortly thereafter, but three years later, after a scandalous television performance, Trevi's self-financed solo album struck gold. McDougall's carefully researched but meandering book follows the charismatic singer's dizzying ascension to stardom and, more interestingly, recounts the fall from grace that landed her in Brazilian prison a decade later. Andrade's evil manipulation and pedophilia are at the heart of this sordid tale, but Trevi's role as a recruiter of adolescent girls for his talent school makes it a real-life horror story. Girls as young as 13 were starved, beaten and forced to have sex with Andrade while their "classmates" watched. Many became pregnant when Andrade's preferred method of contraception-Coca-Cola douches-failed. Naturally, this is difficult material to stomach, but McDougall's rendering is unnecessarily lurid. His description of a scene in Trevi's third movie sums up his book's central theme: "Sergio is shitting on everyone he controls and everyone who tries to control him-and Gloria is suspended in his ordure like a fly in amber." In the end, it's difficult to separate the talented storyteller from his appalling story. Agent, Dan Mandel. (Nov.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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