Family, friends, and rivals assemble for the funeral of a famous actress, and the forced gathering of actors, directors, old flames, new lovers, a rock star, post-divorce combatants, and paparazzi produces the spontaneous combustion of secrets old and new.
" an evocative summoning up of more than half a century of Hollywood history, from the silents to the hard edges of here and now a lively and diverse cast of characters as surprising and memorable as the pilgrims in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales Amanda Cockrell is a master magician and this novel is a pleasure to read from first to last."-George Garrett.
Amanda Cockrell grew up in Southern California, the daughter of a screenwriter and a novelist. She lives now in Roanoke, Virginia, where she is managing editor of Hollins University?s literary journal, The Hollins Critic, and director of the University?s graduate programs in children?s and adolescent literature.