Stardust: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(0)
4 star
 
(1)
3 star
 
(1)
2 star
 
(1)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Atria Books,
Pub. Date:
2009.
Language:
English
Description

THE ACCLAIMED, BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE GOOD GERMAN AND LOS ALAMOS RETURNS WITH HIS MOST ABSORBING AND ACCOMPLISHED NOVEL YET -- A MESMERIZING TALE OF HOLLYWOOD, POSTWAR POLITICAL INTRIGUE, AND ONE MAN'S DETERMINATION TO LEARN THE TRUTH ABOUT HIS BROTHER'S DEATH.

Hollywood, 1945. Ben Collier has just arrived from wartorn Europe to find that his brother, Daniel, has died in mysterious circumstances. Why would a man with a beautiful wife, a successful career in the movies, and a heroic past choose to kill himself?

Determined to uncover the truth, Ben enters the maze of the studio system and the uneasy world beneath the glossy shine of the movie business. For this is the moment when politics and the dream factories are beginning to collide as Communist witch hunts render the biggest stars and star makers vulnerable. Even here, where the devastation of Europe seems no more real than a painted movie set, the war casts long and dangerous shadows. When Ben learns troubling facts about his own family's past, he is caught in the middle of a web of deception that shakes his moral foundation to its core.

Rich with atmosphere and period detail, Stardust flawlessly blends fact and fiction into a haunting thriller evoking both the glory days of the movies and the emergence of a dark strain of American political life. It brilliantly proves why Joseph Kanon has been hailed as the "heir apparent to Graham Greene" (The Boston Globe).

More Details
ISBN:
9781439156148
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work IDb84819d1-b9f6-4417-2e85-ffd9b768e466
Grouping Titlestardust
Grouping Authorkanon joseph
Grouping Categorybook
Last Grouping Update2019-10-17 13:10:34PM
Last Indexed2019-12-07 04:44:16AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorKanon, Joseph.
author_displayKanon, Joseph
available_at_arlingtonCentral
Shirlington
collection_arlingtonAdult Fiction
detailed_location_arlingtonCentral Adult Fiction
Shirlington Adult Fiction
display_description
format_arlingtonBook
format_category_arlingtonBooks
idb84819d1-b9f6-4417-2e85-ffd9b768e466
isbn9781439156148
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b13222442.i14250779Central Adult FictionF KANON1falsefalseOn ShelfJan 03, 2019caf
ils:.b13222442.i14250755Shirlington Adult FictionF KANON1falsefalseOn ShelfSep 06, 2019saf
itype_arlingtonHardback
last_indexed2019-12-07T09:44:16.488Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_arlingtonF KANON
owning_library_arlingtonArlington Public Library
Aurora Hills
Central
Cherrydale
Columbia Pike
Connection Crystal City
Detention Center
Glencarlyn
Local History
Plaza
Shirlington
Westover
owning_location_arlingtonCentral
Shirlington
primary_isbn9781439156148
publishDate2009
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b13222442BookBooksFirst Atria Books hardcover edition.EnglishAtria Books, 2009.506 pages ; 24.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_arlington
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b13222442.i14250779On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b13222442.i14250755On ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
title_displayStardust : a novel
title_fullStardust : a novel / Joseph Kanon
title_shortStardust
title_suba novel