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Collection: Good Reading
Call Number: F
Author: Castellani, Christopher
Title: Leading men
Summary, etc. note: "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"--

International Standard Book Number: 9780525559061 (ebook)
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9780525559054 (hardback)
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Classification number: PS3603.A875
Edition number: 23
Classification number: 813/.6
Source of number: bisacsh
Classification number: FIC019000
Classification number: FIC041000
Classification number: FIC011000
Dates associated with a name: 1972-
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Christopher Castellani.
Place of publication: New York ,NY
Name of publisher: Viking (Penguin)
Date of publication: 2019
Projected publication date: 1902
: New York, New York :
: Viking,
: 2019.
Extent: 347 pages
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Source of acquisition: Donated
Purchase price: 27.00
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Source of heading or term: bisacsh
Source of heading or term: bisacsh
Source of heading or term: bisacsh
Subject: 1950'S
Subject: Biographical
Subject: Gay
Main entry heading: Castellani, Christopher, 1972- author.
Place, publisher, and date of publication: New York, New York : Viking, 2019
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Title: Leading men
Record control number: (DLC) 2018029036
International Standard Book Number: 9780525559054
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