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The Girl Who Was Saturday Night

(2014)
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Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
An enchanting story of twins, fame, and heartache by the much-praised author of Lullabies for Little Criminals


Heather O'Neill charmed readers in the hundreds of thousands with her sleeper hit, Lullabies for Little Criminals, which documented with a rare and elusive magic the life of a young dreamer on the streets of Montreal. Now, in The Girl Who Was Saturday Night, she returns to the grubby, enchanted city with a light and profound tale of the vice of fame and the ties of family.

Nineteen years old, free of prospects, and inescapably famous, the twins Nicolas and Nouschka Tremblay are trying to outrun the notoriety of their father, a French-Canadian Serge Gainsbourg with a genius for the absurd and for winding up in prison. "Back in the day, he could come home from a show with a paper bag filled with women's underwear. Outside of Quebec nobody had even heard of him, naturally. Quebec needed stars badly."

Since the twins were little, Etienne has made them part of his unashamed seduction of the province, parading them on talk shows and then dumping them with their decrepit grandfather while he disappeared into some festive squalor. Now Etienne is washed up and the twins are making their own almost-grown-up messes, with every misstep landing on the front pages of the tabloid Allo Police. Nouschka not only needs to leave her childhood behind; she also has to leave her brother, whose increasingly erratic decisions might take her down with him.


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June 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Girl Who Was Saturday Night: A Novel
Author(s): Heather O'Neill
ISBN: 0-374-16266-2 / 978-0-374-16266-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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May 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Girl Who was Saturday Night
Author(s): Heather O'Neill
ISBN: 0-00-200630-8 / 978-0-00-200630-9 (UK edition)
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October 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Girl Who Was Saturday Night: A Novel
Author(s): Heather O'Neill
ISBN: 0-374-53610-4 / 978-0-374-53610-7 (USA edition)
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June 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Girl Who Was Saturday Night
Author(s): Heather O'Neill
ISBN: 1-250-06930-0 / 978-1-250-06930-6 (USA edition)
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March 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Girl Who Was Saturday Night
Author(s): Heather O'Neill
ISBN: 1-78429-016-5 / 978-1-78429-016-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
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October 2014 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Girl Who Was Saturday Night
Author(s): Heather O'Neill
ISBN: 1-4434-4245-3 / 978-1-4434-4245-9 (Canada edition)
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May 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Girl Who Was Saturday Night
Author(s): Heather O'Neill
ISBN: 1-84916-332-4 / 978-1-84916-332-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
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June 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Girl Who Was Saturday Night: A Novel
Author(s): Heather O'Neill
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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May 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Girl Who Was Saturday Night: A Novel
Author(s): Heather O'Neill
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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April 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Girl Who Was Saturday Night
Author(s): Heather O'Neill
Publisher: riverrun
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