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The Resource Delayed rays of a star : a novel, Amanda Lee Koe

Delayed rays of a star : a novel, Amanda Lee Koe

Label
Delayed rays of a star : a novel
Title
Delayed rays of a star
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Amanda Lee Koe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At a chance encounter at a Berlin soirée in 1928, the photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt captures three very different women together in one frame: up-and-coming German actress Marlene Dietrich, who would wend her way into Hollywood as one of its lasting icons; Anna May Wong, the world's first Chinese American star, playing for bit parts while dreaming of breaking away from her father's modest laundry; and Leni Riefenstahl, whose work as a director would first make her famous--then, infamous. From Weimar Berlin to LA's Chinatown, from a seaside resort in East Germany to a luxury apartment on the Champs-Élysée, the different settings they inhabit are as richly textured as the roles they play: siren, muse, predator, or lover, each one a carefully calibrated performance. And in the orbit of each star live secondary players--a Chinese immigrant housemaid, a German soldier on leave from North Africa, a pompous Hollywood director--whose voices and viewpoints reveal the legacy each woman left in her own time, as well as in ours."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1987-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lee, Amanda Koe
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dietrich, Marlene
  • Wong, Anna May
  • Riefenstahl, Leni
  • Actresses
  • Chinese American women
  • Women motion picture producers and directors
Target audience
adult
Label
Delayed rays of a star : a novel, Amanda Lee Koe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9780385544344
Lccn
2019004675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Ownership
*
System control number
  • 3579228
  • 1959292
  • 460096
Label
Delayed rays of a star : a novel, Amanda Lee Koe
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9780385544344
Lccn
2019004675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Ownership
*
System control number
  • 3579228
  • 1959292
  • 460096

Library Locations

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