By Paulina Porizkova
An incisive, fantastically written first novel through a former twiglet that explores the glamorous and gritty global she inhabited
Only a handful of girls on the planet have skilled what Paulina Porizkova has -- being whisked away to version in Paris whereas nonetheless undefined, attaining the head of the occupation prior to her schoolmates had even graduated -- and less nonetheless have the perception to trap it on paper.
In her first novel, Paulina tells the tale of Jirina. A tall, scrawny fifteen-year-old woman from Sweden, she's even more familiar with scoffs and disdain than admiration and affection, no matter if from her classmates or her circle of relatives. that every one adjustments whilst her in basic terms buddy, Hatty, asks to perform her make-up and images talents on Jirina. nearly prior to she is aware it Jirina is on a aircraft to Paris, the place she's going to spend the summer time in a milieu fullyyt alien to her. residing on the domestic of her modeling agency's proprietor and always subjected to blunt actual exams, catty and infrequently merciless fellow types, and womanizing photographers -- and, miraculously sufficient, whereas occasionally feeling really attractive -- Jirina embarks on a trip past her wildest imaginings. among picture shoots in Italy and Morocco and events with versions and musicians, Jirina manages to make a couple of associates, fall in love, and, finally, suppose the very grownup soreness of betrayal and heartbreak.
Told with the grace, simplicity, and accuracy which can purely come from real-life adventure, A version Summer is either the debut of a significantly gifted novelist and an surprisingly well-informed glance behind the curtain at a global many folks fantasize approximately, yet few quite know.