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

West of sunset : a novel, Stewart O'Nan

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West of sunset : a novel
Title
West of sunset
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Stewart O'Nan
Title variation
West of Sunset
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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)"--
Summary
A tale inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald's last years in Hollywood finds him reflecting on past events at the height of the Jazz Age while falling in love, struggling to hold his family together and penning <i>The Last Tycoon</i>
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10392107
Cataloging source
VTL
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
West of sunset : a novel, Stewart O'Nan
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
898757122
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780670785957
Lccn
2014038470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)898757122
Label
West of sunset : a novel, Stewart O'Nan
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
898757122
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780670785957
Lccn
2014038470
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)898757122

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