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Shopgirl by Steve Martin
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Nov 25, 08

bookshelves: 2002, fiction
Read in May, 2002, read count: 1

** spoiler alert ** I read this before I had even heard this was going to be a movie - which is great because I was able to read it without picturing Claire Danes as Mirabella. (I thought she did a very good job in the movie - I just like reading a book and making up my own vision of the characters.)
It's a simple little story really - girl is bored in a shop. Older man is taken with the girl and brings her into his life a little. When she wants more than to just be a plaything to him it dissolves. She ends up with the guy her own age.
I really like this Novella. It has a tone of quiet loneliness running through it, and yet it wasn't off putting but enhanced the experience.
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