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The body double, Emily Beyda

Label
The body double
Title
The body double
Statement of responsibility
Emily Beyda
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A strange man discovers our nameless narrator selling popcorn at a decrepit small-town movie theater and offers her an odd and lucrative position: she will forget her job, her acquaintances, even her name, and move to Los Angeles, where she will become the body double of the famous and troubled celebrity Rosanna Feld. A nervous breakdown has forced Rosanna out of the public eye, and she needs a look-alike to take her place in the tabloid media circus of Hollywood. Overseen by Max, who hired her for the job, our narrator spends her days locked up in a small apartment in the hills watching hidden camera footage of Rosanna, wearing Rosanna's clothes, eating the food Rosanna likes, practicing her mannerisms, learning to become Rosanna in every way. But as she makes her public debut as Rosanna, dining at elegant restaurants, shopping in stylish boutiques, and finally risking a dinner party with Rosanna's true inner circle, alarming questions begin to arise. What really caused Rosanna's mental collapse? Will she ever return? And is Max truly her ally, or something more sinister? With echoes of Hitchcock's Vertigo,The Body Double is a fabulously plotted noir about fame, beauty, and the darkness of Hollywood." --book jacket
Cataloging source
IMmBT
Citation source
  • PW 11/10/2019
  • Kirkus 01/01/2020
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beyda, Emily
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • False personation
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Label
The body double, Emily Beyda
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
zzv194 b2649971
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780385545273
Lccn
zzv194 b2649971
Label
The body double, Emily Beyda
Publication
Control code
zzv194 b2649971
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9780385545273
Lccn
zzv194 b2649971

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