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FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ Leading Men F that fateful summer from his deathbed in Manhattan where he waits anxiously for Tennessee to visit him one final time Anja now legendary film icon Anja Bloom lives as a recluse in the present day US until a young man connected to the events of 1953 lures her reluctantly back into the spotlight after he discovers she possesses the only surviving copy of Williams's final playWhat keeps two people together and what breaks them apart Can we save someone else if My first perfect book of 2019 It s been awhile since I ve read a book I just simply could not put down Christopher Castellani weaves pure magic with Leading Men historical fiction about the romantic relationship between playwright Tennessee Williams and Frank Merlo Their party also includes a fictitious actress named Anja Bloom the author John Horne Burns his lover Sandro and in present day Sandro s grandson and his boyfriend who inspire Anja to mount Williams final one act in Provincetown I fell madly in love with Frank Merlo Castellani gets inside his head trying to figure out what makes this working class man tick It s Merlo s story we devour and crave in Leading Man Captivating and beautiful I can t stop thinking about it

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FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ Leading Men An expansive yet intimate story of desire artistic ambition and fidelity set in the glamorous literary and film circles of 1950s ItalyIn July of 1953 at a glittering party thrown by Truman Capote in Portofino Italy Tennessee Williams and his longtime lover Frank Merlo meet Anja Blomgren a mysteriously taciturn young Swedish beauty and aspiring actress Their encounter will go on to alter all of their livesTen years later Frank revisits the tempestuous events o Beginning in 1953 some of the glitterati of the literati are the leading men of this novel The big names here are Tennessee Williams and the malicious gossip Truman Capote he makes only a few appearances The other two leading men are Williams partnerassistantnursemaid the good natured and reliable Frank Merlo and the lesser known author John Horne Burns As he lay dying in 1963 Merlo revisits a tumultuous summer with Williams and his role as bit player standing in the massive shadow of the renowned playwright It is during this summer that Williams and Merlo meet the soon to become iconic actress Anja who tells her portion of the tale as an old woman living in seclusion The movement throughout the book from one narrator to the other is flawless although Merlo s s

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FREE DOWNLOAD ☆ Leading Men We can't save ourselves Like The Master and The Hours Leading Men seamlessly weaves fact and fiction to navigate the tensions between public figures and their private lives In an ultimately heartbreaking story about the burdens of fame and the complex negotiations of life in the shadows of greatness Castellani creates an unforgettable leading lady in Anja Bloom and reveals the hidden machinery of one of the great literary love stories of the twentieth centur If I was a writer I would write historical fictionI m not saying it s easy but the raw material is already there for you You research the heck out of something or someone that already interests you then let your imagination run wild then go back and meticulously check all the available facts to make sure what you ve written COULD have happened What could be funBy all accounts Tennessee Williams was a larger than life person and as the author has pointed out in interviews already written about ad nauseam But how interesting to learn that virtually ALL of his acclaimed work was done when he was in a 15 year relationship with a man named Frank Merlo So Castellani turns that biography on it s head and makes his story about Frank What is it like to be the muse

  • Hardcover
  • 368
  • Leading Men
  • Christopher Castellani
  • en
  • 12 October 2019
  • 9780525559054