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Mercury Pictures presents : a novel / Anthony Marra.

Marra, Anthony, (author.).

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  • 23 of 51 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 2 of 4 copies available at Fontana Regional Library.


  • 19 current holds with 51 total copies.

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19 current holds with 51 total copies.

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Albert Carlton - Cashiers Community Library F MARRA (Text) 39493110060524 Adult New Fiction Available -
Hudson (Fontana) F MARRA (Text) 39493109893158 Adult New Fiction Checked out 09/30/2022
Jackson County Public Library F MARRA (Text) 39493109430688 Adult New Fiction Available -
Macon County Public Library F MARRA (Text) 39493109289852 Adult New Fiction Checked out 10/14/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780451495204
  • ISBN: 0451495209
  • Physical Description: 416 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: London ; Hogarth, [2022]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"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 emigres, 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."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Motion pictures > Production and direction > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > United States > Fiction.
Immigrants > United States > Fiction.
Los Angeles (Calif.) > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
War fiction.

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