Author: Rachel Genn
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Fame is the only thing worth having. Love is temporary brain damage. Or so thinks Henry Sinclair, a failing psychiatrist, whose career-breaking discovery has been pinched by his supervisor. In an attempt to retain the limelight, Henry transforms his girlfriend – Astrid, a singer-in-ascendance, beloved for her raw performances – into a drug experiment. Alone together on a Greek island, he works to manipulate Astrid and she collapses deeper into dependence. What emerges is the story of their complicated relationship turned toxic by fame. Loosely inspired by the life of Amy Winehouse, packed with achingly pointed observations and often snortingly funny prose, What You Could Have Won is a triumphant novel about a star finally owning her brilliance instead of giving it away to those who don’t deserve it.