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Author Castellani, Christopher, 1972- author.

Title Leading men / Christopher Castellani.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Viking, [2019]


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 DeKalb PL Adult Fiction - DKLY-12  FIC CAS    AVAILABLE
 Ella Johnson Memorial PL Stacks - EJMY-11  FIC CAS    AVAILABLE
 Galena PL Adult Fiction - GALY-13  FIC CAS    AVAILABLE
 Ida PL Adult Fiction - IPLY-11  FIC CAS    AVAILABLE
 Julia Hull DL Adult Fiction - JHLY-14  FIC CASTE    AVAILABLE
 Kirkland PL Stacks - KILY-12  F CAS    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL Adult Fiction - MKBB-1  CASTELLANI C    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Fiction - MPLG-6  FIC CAS    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Fiction - NSLY-11  F CASTELLANI    AVAILABLE
 Plano CLD Adult Fiction - PDBB-4  F CASTELLINI    AVAILABLE

Description 358 pages ; 24 cm
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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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983 -- Fiction.
Merlo, Frank, 1921-1963 -- Fiction.
Actresses -- Fiction.
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
Celebrities -- Fiction.
Gay men -- Fiction.
Authors -- Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Biographical.
Italy -- Fiction.
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Biographical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
ISBN 9780525559054 (hardback)
0525559051 (hardback)

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