The Pygmalion myth recast by one of Americaas boldest and most bewitching storytellers Anna Graham has one ambitionato be a great actress. The only problem is, she canat stop being herself. She is proud, stubborn, and moody; according to her acting teacher, she needs to be as bland and pliable as warm wax. Even when she rents a Good Fairy Queen Costumeacomplete with crown, wand, and wigaand walks the streets of New York City until three thirty in the morning, she fails to be anyone but Anna Graham. aHelp, a she thinks, smoking a cigarette in a deserted subway station. aHelp!a screams a man at the other end of the platform as two attackers pull him onto the train tracks. Red pepper spray in hand, the Good Fairy Queen rushes to Damon Wetlyas rescueaand Annaas wish comes true, in the oddest way imaginable. Locked inside a cage in Wetlyas cloud-filled country home, Anna learns to do everythingawalk, talk, think, eat, breatheadifferently. When she finally escapes, she becomes a staraas Wetly promised she would. The new-and-improved Anna attracts plenty of admirersaincluding a paraplegic soap opera celebrity; the worldas most famous supermodel; and a handsome cellist, Weight Watchers counselor, etiquette expert, and exotic dancer named Nathaniel Powersabut she only has eyes for her former captor, the creator of miniature clouds and major actresses. Just when it seems that her fairy tale ending is right around the corner, Annaas whole world threatens to evaporate into thin air. Fearless and fascinating, Vapor holds a funhouse mirror up to some of our deepest and most alluring notions about fame, identity, and desire.aWhat doesthat have to dowithanything? ... aI want real dessert. Real sugar.a aIa#39;m sorry but I dona#39;tthink Icangive youthat. What type of dessert did you have in mind? ... He offered me a piece of grape Bubblicious, which I reluctantly accepted.
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