American Dream Machine

American Dream Machine

A Novel

Book - 2013
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Beau Rosenwald and his partner Williams Farquarsen, helming the most successful agency in Hollywood, fumble and thrive across the LA landscape.
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Tin House Books, 2013
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781935639442
Branch Call Number: F SPE NVD
Characteristics: 460 p. ; 23 cm


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ChristchurchLib May 20, 2013

"Beau Rosenwald - overweight, not particularly handsome and improbably charismatic - arrives in Los Angeles in 1962 with nothing but an ill-fitting suit and a pair of expensive brogues. By the late 1970s he has helped found the most successful agency in Hollywood. Through the eyes of his son, we watch Beau and his partner go to war, waging a seismic battle that redraws the lines of an entire industry. We watch Beau rise and fall and rise again, in accordance with the cultural transformations that dictate the fickle world of movies. We watch Beau's partner, the enigmatic and cerebral Williams Farquarsen, struggle to contain himself, to control his impulses and consolidate his power. And we watch two generations of men fumble and thrive across the LA landscape, learning for themselves the shadows and costs exacted by success and failure." May 2013 Fiction A to Z newsletter

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