The Woman in the Movie Star Dress

by Praveen Asthana

Winner of the Silver Medal, Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards 2015What if you borrowed someone’s clothes and then when you wore them, their personality transferred on toyou?

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 308 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.52 out of 5
  • Published February 1st 2015 by Doublewood Press
  • ISBN: 0692367446 (ISBN13: 9780692367445)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Literary Awards: Next Generation Indie Book Awards Nominee for E-Book Fiction (2015)

Winner of the Silver Medal, Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards 2015What if you borrowed someone’s clothes and then when you wore them, their personality transferred on to you? That’s the premise behind this critically acclaimed magical realism suspense set in Hollywood.”A highly readable novel about love, sex, Hollywood, and transference.” “With plot twists, simmering sexuality, male heroes, and a femme fatale, this novel fondly pays tribute to film noir.” – Blue Ink ReviewsFrom Kirkus Reviews: “The author manages to deftly mix aspects of suspenseful film noir, chick lit, and Hollywood nostalgia in this well-paced, concise tale. An entertaining ride with a troubled but sympathetic young woman.” Book Description:A young woman comes to Hollywood to escape her past. She finds work in a vintage clothing store that sells clothes used in the movies. One day she discovers a way to transfer human character through these vintage clothes, and she uses this ability to transform from a lonely, insecure young woman to a glamorous heartbreaker. But she also discovers that with the good comes the bad as character flaws are transferred too. She begins to worry: what if one of the vintage clothes she has sold to some unsuspecting customer had been previously worn by a deeply troubled soul? One day her fears become crystallized—intrigued by a man who comes asking about a beautiful scarlet dress she has recently sold, she looks into its history and discovers a secret that terrifies her. So begins a quest to find the scarlet dress complicated by a budding romance and the threads of her past, which intervene like trip wires. Emotions run high, and in the background the quickening drumbeat of the race to find the scarlet dress, potent as a loose, loaded weapon.More Reviews:”A lot of fun for film buffs, filled with the aura of old Hollywood glamour and tidbits of juicy gossip about the stars.” – Indiereader”After a whirlwind dénouement, THE WOMAN IN THE MOVIE STAR DRESS is a tantalizingly sexy caper that concludes with less cliché than a Hollywood movie.” -Indiereader”The story should delight classic movie fans and those seeking a magical realism mysteryset in Hollywood.” – Blue Ink Reviews