Maybe the Moon
A NoveleBook - 2007
Maybe the moon, Armistead Maupin's first novel since ending his bestselling Tales of the city series, is the audaciously original chronicle of Cadence Roth -- Hollywood actress, singer, iconoclast and former Guinness Book record holder as the world's shortest woman. All of 31 inches tall, Cady is a true survivor in a town where -- as she says -- "you can die of encouragement." Her early starring role as a lovable elf in an immensely popular American film proved a major disappointment, since moviegoers never saw the face behind the stifling rubber suit she was required to wear. Now, after a decade of hollow promises from the Industry, she is reduced to performing at birthday parties and bat mitzvahs as she waits for the miracle that will finally make her a star. As clear-eyed as it is charming, Maybe the moon is a modern parable about the mythology of the movies and the toll it exacts from it participants on both sides of the screen.
Publisher: Pymble, NSW ; New York : HarperCollins e-books, 2007