Big in Japan
By: Jennifer Coyle
“An uproariously funny account of what it’s like to become a star in the music world!” —Louis Walsh
When pop Svengali Max of Big In Japan Records discovers Cara in a shop in Temple Bar, he immediately signs her up to his stable of young wannabees. Her friends cannot believe her luck. However little does Cara realize what’s in store for her.
Overnight, he transforms her into Colleen: the Celtic popstar with strawberry-blonde extensions and snow-white teeth. Soon she discovers that Max’s plans don’t really include her voice. Whatever! But there are compensations, such as falling for the lead singer of another band and living it up in London.
Max decides his protégée is ready to be launched onto the Irish-American circuit. Catapulted onto a mad tour tinged with shamrocks, sex and drugs, Colleen soon ends up on a Senate election bandwagon, and just as she becomes a ‘hit’, she finds that being a pop idol isn’t all it’s cracked up to be …