Eve in Hollywood, signed edition by Amor Towles

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All copies of Eve in Hollywood have been signed by the author.

Near the end of Amor Towles’s bestselling novel Rules of Civility, the fiercely independent Evelyn Ross boards a train from New York to Chicago to visit her parents, but never disembarks. Six months later, she appears in a photograph in a gossip magazine exiting the Tropicana Club in Los Angeles on the arm of Olivia de Havilland.

In this chain of six richly detailed and atmospheric stories, each told from a different perspective, Towles unfolds the events that take Eve to the heart of Old Hollywood. Beginning in the dining car of the Golden State Limited in September 1938, we follow Eve to the elegant rooms of the Beverly Hills Hotel, the fabled tables of Antonio’s, the amusement parks on the Santa Monica piers, the afro-Cuban dance clubs of Central Avenue, and ultimately the set of Gone with The Wind.

With the glamour and grit of the studio system’s golden age as a backdrop, Towles introduces in each story a memorable new character whose fate may well be altered by their encounter with Eve. In following the thread of these varied encounters, we watch as Eve forges a new and unexpected life for herself in late 1930s Los Angeles.


Note from the author:

When I finished writing Rules of Civility in 2010, I had no artistic impulse to follow the lives of Katey or Tinker further – feeling that everything that I should have told my readers about their lives was already in that book. But in the days that followed the completion of the novel, it was Eve who was pestering me. I kept finding myself wondering what she was doing in Hollywood. Eve was a bit of a troublemaker in New York, and something told me that she was probably causing trouble out there too.

In this novella told from six perspectives, I follow Eve from the dining car of the Golden State Limited in September 1938 to the elegant rooms of the Beverly Hills Hotel, the fabled tables of Antonio’s, the amusement parks on the Santa Monica piers, the afro-Cuban dance clubs off Central Avenue, and ultimately the set of Gone with the Wind.

–Amor

SKU: 9781948582483
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