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Starlite Terrace
Author: Patrick Roth

ISBN: 9780857420824
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 16 April 2013
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.7 x 13.5 x 1.9
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In a rundown Los Angeles apartment building-the titular Starlite Terrace-Patrick Roth unfurls the tragic linked stories of Rex, Moss, Gary and June, four neighbors, in a sort of burlesque of the Hollywood modern. In each of their singular collisions with fame, Roth's dark prose presages a universal and mythical fate of desperation.In "The Man at Noah's Window," Rex shares the story of his father, a supposed hand double for Gary Cooper inHigh Noon. In "Eclipse of the Sun," Moss, who lives in fear of the next holocaust, awaits a visit from the long-lost daughter he has tracked down. In "Rider on the Storm," Gary, a rock drummer and born-again Christian, who "almost played" on the Turtles' 60s-hit "Happy Together," strives to find escape from his personal guilt. And in "The Woman in the Sea of Stars," June, a former Hollywood studio secretary whose husband once cheated on her with Marilyn Monroe, makes the best of a disconnected life until she emerges reborn through ashes strewn in the illuminated swimming pool of the Starlite Terrace.In each of these four tales of wanna-bes and almost-...

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