The Resource Mercury Pictures presents : a novel, Anthony Marra

Mercury Pictures presents : a novel, Anthony Marra

Label
Mercury Pictures presents : a novel
Title
Mercury Pictures presents
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Marra
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When we first meet Maria Lagana, she's rewriting scripts at Mercury Pictures, a failing Hollywood studio known for its schlock. Maria's job is to re-craft dialogue and action to circumvent the censors, a skill she's mysteriously adept at. Born in Italy, as a teenager Maria witnessed Mussolini's censors arrest her father, an event that will destroy her family and burden Maria with questions of guilt and responsibility she will carry with her throughout this wondrous, far-reaching novel. Like many before her, Maria has come to Hollywood to outrun her past. Despite its cheap production values and factory-approach to making movies, Mercury Pictures is a nexus of refugees and émigrés, each struggling to reinvent themselves in the land of celluloid. There's Artie, the studio boss, a man of many toupees who barely escaped the pogroms of Eastern Europe; there's Anna, a set designer, who ran afoul of Hitler; and there's Eddie Lu, a struggling actor and Maria's boyfriend, who despite being born in Los Angeles encounters the worst of America's xenophobia. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, everything changes for Maria and her world, forcing her come to terms with her father's fate--and her own"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marra, Anthony
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.A768726
LC item number
M47 2022
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Immigrants
  • Motion pictures
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Mercury Pictures presents : a novel, Anthony Marra
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1268682371
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9780451495204
Lccn
2021049651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1268682371
Label
Mercury Pictures presents : a novel, Anthony Marra
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1268682371
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
416 pages
Isbn
9780451495204
Lccn
2021049651
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1268682371

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