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The Resource West of sunset : a novel, Stewart O'Nan

West of sunset : a novel, Stewart O'Nan

Label
West of sunset : a novel
Title
West of sunset
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Stewart O'Nan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A "rich, sometimes heartbreaking" (Dennis Lehane) novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald's last years in Hollywood. In 1937, F. Scott Fitzgerald was a troubled, uncertain man whose literary success was long over. In poor health, with his wife consigned to a mental asylum and his finances in ruins, he struggled to make a new start as a screenwriter in Hollywood. By December 1940, he would be dead of a heart attack. Those last three years of Fitzgerald's life, often obscured by the legend of his earlier Jazz Age glamour, are the focus of Stewart O'Nan's gorgeously and gracefully written novel. With flashbacks to key moments from Fitzgerald's past, the story follows him as he arrives on the MGM lot, falls in love with brassy gossip columnist Sheilah Graham, begins work on The Last Tycoon, and tries to maintain a semblance of family life with the absent Zelda and daughter, Scottie. Fitzgerald's orbit of literary fame and the Golden Age of Hollywood is brought vividly to life through the novel's romantic cast of characters, from Dorothy Parker and Ernest Hemingway to Humphrey Bogart. A sympathetic and deeply personal portrait of a flawed man who never gave up in the end, even as his every wish and hope seemed thwarted, West of Sunset confirms O'Nan as "possibly our best working novelist" (Salon)"--
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DLC
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1961-
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O'Nan, Stewart
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott
  • Authors, American
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Biographical
  • FICTION / Historical
Label
West of sunset : a novel, Stewart O'Nan
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Publication
Control code
2014038470
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780670785957
Lccn
2014038470
Label
West of sunset : a novel, Stewart O'Nan
Publication
Control code
2014038470
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780670785957
Lccn
2014038470

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