In 1977, naive, twenty-one-year-old Maggie Lennon leaves Northern Ireland to look for a summer job in America. What she finds is a job as an all-night DJ for Radio WA1A radio, a boss called Zollie D Follie and a best friend, Sharla Emma-Lea Ayn, who introduces her to dope, shaved legs and sex with blonde-haired surfers. And there's no going back from that. When the radio station relocates to Tennessee, Maggie's life is turned upside down by two men: Nate, the handsome son of a rich Southern family; and Buford, a Country and Western rock star. But as Maggie's professional life takes off and she becomes a player in the music business, so her love life crash-lands. Who knows how it happens, Maggie must be crazy, but pretty soon she's standing with a gun in her hand, Buford's girlfriend, Sue Lynne, is lying on the floor and the police are on their way...
Praise for this book
"Maggie Lennon dives into life, lust and 'ludes with a delicious fervour." - Stella Duffy
Used availability for Annie McCartney's Your Cheatin' Heart
December 2005 : UK Paperback
February 2005 : USA Paperback