Dead Stars

Dead Stars

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a€œDead Stars is the London Fields of Los Angeles, the Ulysses of TMZ culturea€”an immensely literate, fearsomely interior novel about people who are neither.a€ a€”Tom Bissell, GQ At age thirteen, Telma is famous as the worlda€™s youngest breast cancer survivor until threatened with obscurity by a four-year-old whoa€™s just undergone a mastectomya€b. Reeyonna believes that auditioning for pregnant teenage porn will help fulfill her dream of befriending Kanye Westa€b. Jackie, a photographer once celebrated for arty nudes of her young daughter, is working at a Sears Family Portrait boutiquea€b. And Oscar-winning Michael Douglas searches for meaning while his wife, Catherine, guest-stars on Glee. Moving forward with the inexorable force of a tsunami, Dead Stars is Bruce Wagnera€™s most lavish and remarkable translation yet of the national zeitgeist: post-privacy porn culture, a Kardashianworld of rapid-cycling, disposable narrative where reality-show triumph is the new American narcotic.a€œWe can find like a little apt above a garage in Hollywood or even the Valley. ... a€œ How much do you think youa#39;d get paid?a€ a€œI dona#39;t know. Shit. They gotta give me sumthin, a€ he said humbly, ever aware not to jinx. a€œProbably like a hundredanbsp;...

Title:Dead Stars
Author:Bruce Wagner
Publisher:Penguin - 2012-08-02


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