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Lola Bensky

Author: Lily Brett
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Lola Bensky is a nineteen-year-old rock journalist who irons her hair straight and asks a lot of questions. A high-school dropout, she's not sure how she got the job - but she's been sent by her Australian newspaper right to the heart of the London music scene at the most exciting time in music history: 1967. Lola spends her days planning diets and interviewing rock stars. In London, Mick Jagger makes her a cup of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lily Brett
ISBN: 9781593765231 1593765231
OCLC Number: 827974316
Notes: "First published by Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Group (Australia), 2012"--Title page verso.
Description: 267 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Lily Brett.

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"Lola Bensky is a nineteen-year-old rock journalist who irons her hair straight and asks a lot of questions. A high-school dropout, she's not sure how she got the job - but she's been sent by her Australian newspaper right to the heart of the London music scene at the most exciting time in music history: 1967. Lola spends her days planning diets and interviewing rock stars. In London, Mick Jagger makes her a cup of tea, Jimi Hendrix (possibly) propositions her and Cher borrows her false eyelashes. At the Monterey International Pop Festival, Lola props up Brian Jones and talks to Janis Joplin about sex. In Los Angeles, she discusses being overweight with Mama Cass and tries to pluck up the courage to ask Cher to return those false eyelashes. Lola has an irrepressible curiosity, but she begins to wonder whether the questions she asks these extraordinary young musicians are really a substitute for questions about her parents' calamitous past that can't be asked or answered. As Lola moves on through marriage, motherhood, psychoanalysis and a close relationship with an unexpected pair of detectives, she discovers the question of what it means to be human is the hardest one for anyone-including herself-to answer. "--

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"Based on the author's own experiences as a rock journalist in the '60s, this trippy novel has bold-faced names (Jimi! Cher! Mick!) and adventures galore." --People Magazine " In this Read more...

 
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