City of Flickering Light
On Sale: April 16, 2019
Featuring: Irene Van Beck; Millie Martin; Henry Weiss
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Women's Fiction Historical
Juliette Fayâ€”â€śone of the best authors of womenâ€™s fictionâ€ť
(Library Journal)â€”transports us back to the Golden
Age of Hollywood and the raucous Roaring Twenties, as three
friends struggle to earn their places among the stars of the
silent screenâ€”perfect for fans of La La Land and
Rules of Civility.
Itâ€™s July 1921, â€śflickersâ€ť are all the rage, and Irene Van
Beck has just declared her own independence by jumping off a
moving train to escape her fate in a traveling burlesque
show. When her friends, fellow dancer Millie Martin and
comedian Henry Weiss, leap after her, the trio finds their
way to the bright lights of Hollywood with hopes of making
it big in the burgeoning silent film industry.
At first glance, Hollywood in the 1920s is like no other
place on earthâ€”iridescent, scandalous, and utterly
exhilaratingâ€”and the three friends yearn for a life they
could only have dreamed of before. But despite the glamour
and seduction of Tinseltown, success doesnâ€™t come easy, and
nothing can prepare Irene, Millie, and Henry for the
poverty, temptation, and heartbreak that lie ahead. With
their ambitions challenged by both the men above them and
the prejudice surrounding them, their friendship is the only
constant through desperate times, as each struggles to find
their true calling in an uncertain world. What begins as a
quest for fame and fortune soon becomes a collective search
for love, acceptance, and fulfillment as they navigate the
backlots and stage sets where the illusions of the silver
screen are brought to life.
With her â€śtrademark wit and graceâ€ť (Randy Susan Meyers,
author of The Murdererâ€™s Daughters), Juliette Fay
crafts another radiant and fascinating historical novel as
thrilling as the bygone era of Hollywood itself.
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