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On the Come Up

A Novel, Based On A True Story

By Hannah. Weyer

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 world

Written 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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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780385537322


Format: Book
Author: Weyer, Hannah.
Summary: "Willful, outspoken, and precariously naive, 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. Then one day, while attending a high school for pregnant girls, she comes across a flyer advertising movie auditions in Manhattan for an independent film. 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 movie closes 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 humor, zest, and remarkable compassion, On The Come Up is an addictive read about heroism in the face of adversity. It is based on a true story"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: On the come up : a novel, based on a true story / Hannah Weyer.
Publisher Date: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, [2013]
Subject: African American girls -- Fiction African American actresses -- Fiction. Teenage pregnancy -- Fiction FICTION / African American / Urban Life. FICTION / Coming of Age. FICTION / Lesbian.
Isbn: 9780385537322 (hardback)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: F Weyer
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Bib Id: 443737

Format: Book
Author: Weyer, Hannah.
Summary: "Willful, outspoken, and precariously naive, 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. Then one day, while attending a high school for pregnant girls, she comes across a flyer advertising movie auditions in Manhattan for an independent film. 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 movie closes 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 humor, zest, and remarkable compassion, On The Come Up is an addictive read about heroism in the face of adversity. It is based on a true story"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: On the come up : a novel, based on a true story / Hannah Weyer.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, [2013]
Description: 310 pages ; 23 cm
Subjects: African American girls -- Fiction
Subjects: African American actresses -- Fiction.
Subjects: Teenage pregnancy -- Fiction
Subjects: FICTION / African American / Urban Life.
Subjects: FICTION / Coming of Age.
Subjects: FICTION / Lesbian.
Genre: Bildungsromans.
LCCN: 2012047057
ISBN: 9780385537322 (hardback)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: F Weyer