aDead Stars is the London Fields of Los Angeles, the Ulysses of TMZ cultureaan immensely literate, fearsomely interior novel about people who are neither.a aTom Bissell, GQ At age thirteen, Telma is famous as the worldas youngest breast cancer survivor until threatened with obscurity by a four-year-old whoas just undergone a mastectomyab. Reeyonna believes that auditioning for pregnant teenage porn will help fulfill her dream of befriending Kanye Westab. Jackie, a photographer once celebrated for arty nudes of her young daughter, is working at a Sears Family Portrait boutiqueab. 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 Wagneras 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.aWe can find like a little apt above a garage in Hollywood or even the Valley. ... a How much do you think youa#39;d get paid?a aI dona#39;t know. Shit. They gotta give me sumthin, a he said humbly, ever aware not to jinx. aProbably like a hundredanbsp;...
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