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Collection: 7-day Books
Call Number: F
Author: Marra, Anthony
Title: Mercury pictures presents :
Remainder of title: a novel
Summary, etc. note: "When we first meet Maria Lagana, she's rewriting scripts at Mercury Pictures, a failing Hollywood studio known for its schlock. Maria's job is to re-craft dialogue and action to circumvent the censors, a skill she's mysteriously adept at. Born in Italy, as a teenager Maria witnessed Mussolini's censors arrest her father, an event that will destroy her family and burden Maria with questions of guilt and responsibility she will carry with her throughout this wondrous, far-reaching novel. Like many before her, Maria has come to Hollywood to outrun her past. Despite its cheap production values and factory-approach to making movies, Mercury Pictures is a nexus of refugees and emigres, each struggling to reinvent themselves in the land of celluloid. There's Artie, the studio boss, a man of many toupees who barely escaped the pogroms of Eastern Europe; there's Anna, a set designer, who ran afoul of Hitler; and there's Eddie Lu, a struggling actor and Maria's boyfriend, who despite being born in Los Angeles encounters the worst of America's xenophobia. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, everything changes for Maria and her world, forcing her come to terms with her father's fate--and her own"--

International Standard Book Number: 9780451495228
: (ebook)
: (hardcover)
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9780451495204
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9780593449165
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Classification number: PS3613.A768726
Edition number: 23
Classification number: 813/.6
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Anthony Marra.
Place of publication: New York , NY
Name of publisher: Hogarth,division of Penguin Random House LLC
Date of publication: 2022
Projected publication date: 2207
: London ;
: New York :
: Hogarth,
: [2022]
Extent: 416p.
Other physical details: Hardcover
: rdacontent
: text
: txt
: rdamedia
: computer
: c
: rdacarrier
: online resource
: cr
: Provided by publisher.
Source of acquisition: Donated by Andrew Fenniman
Purchase price: 28.99
: Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed.
Main entry heading: Marra, Anthony.
Place, publisher, and date of publication: London ; New York : Hogarth, [2022]
Display text: Print version:
Title: Mercury pictures presents
Record control number: (DLC) 2021049651
International Standard Book Number: 9780451495204
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: ecip ebook
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: ecip ebook 2021-10-13
: LC online resource
: 2021-10-13

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