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1782396063
Hardback:Night for Day / Patrick Flanery.:2019 Hardback Night for Day / Patrick Flanery.
Night for Day / Patrick Flanery.
Author: Flanery, Patrick,
Publication year: 2019
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 1782396063 9781782396062 :
Notes:
A feverish vision of McCarthy-era Hollywood... Los Angeles, 1950. Over the course of a single day, two friends grapple with the moral and professional uncertainties of the escalating Communist witch-hunt in Hollywood. Director John Marsh races to convince his actress wife not to turn informant for the House Committee on Un-American Activities, while leftist screenwriter Desmond Frank confronts the possibility of exile to live and work without fear of being blacklisted. As Marsh and Frank struggle to complete shooting on their film She Turned Away, which updates the myth of Orpheus to the gritty noir underworld of post-war Los Angeles, the chaos of their private lives pushes them towards a climactic confrontation with complicity, jealousy, and fear. Night for Day conjures a feverish vision of one of the country's most notorious periods of national crisis, illuminating the eternal dilemma of both art and politics: how to make the world anew. At once a definitively American novel, echo
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