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Author Kalpakian, Laura, author.

Title The great pretenders / by Laura Kalpakian.

Publication Info. Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  LP KALPAKIAN    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Large Print  LP-KAL    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Large Print Materials  LP KALPAKIAN    Check Shelf
Edition Large print edition.
Description 565 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Physical Medium large print rda
Note "Thorndike Press large print basic series."
Summary "An unforgettable novel from an award-winning author about an ambitious young agent's daring fight to protect blacklisted writers in McCarthy-era Hollywood and her passionate relationship with an African American journalist. Outraged by her grandfather's illicit affair with Empire Pictures' latest femme fatale, Roxanne Granville forsakes her position as Hollywood royalty and rejects the man who raised her, determined to strike out on her own. Backed by little more than the stubborn grit she inherited from her beloved grandmother, Roxanne sets up shop as a low-budget film agent for budding screenwriters. When an old friend, exiled from Hollywood and Empire Pictures by her grandfather for being a Communist sympathizer, begs for her help, Roxanne decides to right the wrongs committed by her family. It's what her grandmother would have wanted. Soon Roxanne finds herself at the helm of a lucrative business, having landed her secret clients a handful of major studio deals through willing frontmen. Her newfound freedom leads her to a passionate relationship with an African American journalist and jazz aficionado. But Hollywood is ruthless when it senses a scandal. How long will it take before all of Roxanne's success comes crumbling down?"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Large type books.
FICTION / Contemporary Women.
Literary agents -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction.
Motion picture authorship -- California -- Los Angeles -- Fiction.
Blacklisting of authors -- United States -- Fiction.
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Fiction.
African American journalists -- Fiction.
Interracial dating -- Fiction.
FICTION / Historical.
Motion picture authorship. (OCoLC)fst01027122
Literary agents. (OCoLC)fst00999911
Interracial dating. (OCoLC)fst00977480
Blacklisting of authors. (OCoLC)fst00833873
African American journalists. (OCoLC)fst00799210
Large type books. (OCoLC)fst00992678
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
California -- Los Angeles -- Hollywood. (OCoLC)fst01312041
California -- Los Angeles. (OCoLC)fst01204540
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
ISBN 9781432866846 (large print ; hardcover)
1432866842 (large print ; hardcover)
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