Title: What You See in the Dark [Signed] [First ...
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication Date: 2011
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Collectible-Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Good+
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition
First Edition, First Printing. Signed and Inscribed by author, signature on title page. Minor bumping/creasing on book covers, chipping/creasing on DJ covers. Very Good condition. Clean pages. Tight binding. Good+ condition Dust Jacket included. DJ has light shelf wear, rubbing. (RR87). Bookseller Inventory # 100419977
Synopsis: Bakersfield, California, in the late 1950s is a dusty, quiet town too far from Los Angeles to share that city?s energy yet close enough to Hollywood to fill its citizens with the kinds of dreams they discover in the darkness of the movie theater. For Teresa, a young, aspiring singer who works at a shoe store, dreams lie in the music her mother shared with her, plaintive songs of love and longing. In Dan Watson, the most desirable young man in Bakersfield, she believes she has found someone to help her realize those dreams.
When a famous actress arrives from Hollywood with a great and already legendary director, local gossip about Teresa and Dan gives way to speculation about the celebrated visitors, there to work on what will become an iconic, groundbreaking film of madness and murder at a roadside motel. No one anticipates how the ill-fated love affair between Dan and Teresa will soon rival anything the director could ever put on the screen.
This thoroughly original work is intense and fascinating in its juxtapositions of tenderness and menace, violence and regret, played out in a town on the brink of change.
Product Description: The long-awaited first novel by the award-winning author of two impressive story collections explores the sinister side of desire in Bakersfield, California, circa 1959, when a famous director arrives to scout locations for a film about madness and murder at a roadside motel. Unfolding in much the same way that Hitchcock made Psycho?frame by frame, in pans, zooms, and close-ups?Mun~oz?s re-creation of a vanished era takes the reader into places no camera can go, venturing into the characters? private thoughts, petty jealousies, and unrealized dreams. The result is a work of stunning originality.
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