F. Scott Fitzgerald's last and unfinished novel, a gorgeous, excruciating, heady tale based on his painful experiences working as a Hollywood screenwriter
Haunted by the death of his wife, 1930s studio head Monroe Stahr works 18-hour days, crammed with meetings, set visits, script brainstorms, and screenings. The last of the princes, he's making the studio millions and seems bulletproof. Then one day, an earthquake breaks two water mains, sending a river of water through the studio. And with it, the huge head of the goddess Shiva―a film prop. Inspecting the damage, Stahr sees the head float by and on it two women, one of them the mesmerizing Kathleen.It's the beginning of a love affair that will destroy him.
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F. Scott Fitzgerald