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When a black South American soccer star signs on to a team in the country's racist south, headlines blare. And when he falls for the sensual Desmerelda, a stunning white pop singer and daughter of a wealthy politician, their sudden and controversial marriage propels the pair to center stage, where they burn in the media spotlight. But celebrity attracts enemies; some very close to home. And its dazzle reaches into the city's hidden corners, exposing a life of grit and desperation the glitterati could never imagine. When a girl is found murdered, reporter Paul Faustino is caught between worlds as he witnesses the power of the media in making - and breaking - lives. Inspired by Shakespeare's OTHELLO, this modern tragedy of desire and betrayal, incisively and compassionately told, is a truly enthralling work of crossover fiction.

Carnegie Medalist Mal Peet takes a searing look at the world of soccer and pop-celebrity culture - and the lives of three street kids caught in its glare.

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Otello is South America's star soccer player and has just signed a deal to play for a team in the southern part of his country, a region with a history of racism toward black northerners like Otello. Desmerelda is a white pop star and the daughter of a right-wing politician. Their sudden and controversial marriage propels them to center stage, where they burn under the media spotlight. But celebrity attracts enemies ? some very close to home. When a young girl is found murdered, Paul Faustino, veteran soccer reporter for La Naci?n, witnesses the power of the media in making ? and breaking ? lives. ?An exciting, engaging story.? ?  The Guardian (U. K.)?Totally electrifying.? ?  The Times (London)

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9781455800582
Author:
Peet, Mal
Publisher:
Candlewick on Brilliance Audio
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-Homelessness and Poverty
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English

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Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Homelessness and Poverty
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Prejudice and Racism

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"Synopsis" by , Otello is South America's star soccer player and has just signed a deal to play for a team in the southern part of his country, a region with a history of racism toward black northerners like Otello. Desmerelda is a white pop star and the daughter of a right-wing politician. Their sudden and controversial marriage propels them to center stage, where they burn under the media spotlight. But celebrity attracts enemies ? some very close to home. When a young girl is found murdered, Paul Faustino, veteran soccer reporter for La Naci?n, witnesses the power of the media in making ? and breaking ? lives. ?An exciting, engaging story.? ?  The Guardian (U. K.)?Totally electrifying.? ?  The Times (London)
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