Mercury Pictures presents : a novel / Anthony Marra.
- 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.
19 current holds with 51 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|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|
- ISBN: 9780451495204
- ISBN: 0451495209
- Physical Description: 416 pages ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: London ; Hogarth, 
- Copyright: ©2022
"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.
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