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The Resource Leading men, Christopher Castellani

Leading men, Christopher Castellani

Label
Leading men
Title
Leading men
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Castellani
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An expansive yet intimate story of desire, artistic ambition, and fidelity, set in the glamorous literary and film circles of 1950s Italy. In July of 1953, at a glittering party thrown by Truman Capote in Portofino, Italy, Tennessee Williams and his longtime lover Frank Merlo meet Anja Blomgren, a mysteriously taciturn young Swedish beauty and aspiring actress. Their encounter will go on to alter all of their lives. Ten years later, Frank revisits the tempestuous events of that fateful summer from his deathbed in Manhattan, where he waits anxiously for Tennessee to visit him one final time. Anja, now legendary film icon Anja Bloom, lives as a recluse in the present-day U.S., until a young man connected to the events of 1953 lures her reluctantly back into the spotlight after he discovers she possesses the only surviving copy of Williams's final play. What keeps two people together and what breaks them apart? Can we save someone else if we can't save ourselves? Like The Master and The Hours, Leading Men seamlessly weaves fact and fiction to navigate the tensions between public figures and their private lives. In an ultimately heartbreaking story about the burdens of fame and the complex negotiations of life in the shadows of greatness, Castellani creates an unforgettable leading lady in Anja Bloom and reveals the hidden machinery of one of the great literary love stories of the twentieth-century
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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1972-
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Castellani, Christopher
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Adult Summer Reads 2019
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Williams, Tennessee
  • Merlo, Frank
  • Actresses
  • Gays
Target audience
adult
Label
Leading men, Christopher Castellani
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.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9780525559054
Lccn
2018029036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Ownership
*
System control number
  • 3480860
  • 1931038
  • 451228
Label
Leading men, Christopher Castellani
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.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9780525559054
Lccn
2018029036
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Ownership
*
System control number
  • 3480860
  • 1931038
  • 451228

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