The Age of DreamingeBook - 2011
"Jun Nakayama was a silent film star in the early days of Hollywood, but by 1964, he finds himself living in complete obscurity--until a young writer, Nick Bellinger, tracks him down for an interview. When Bellinger reveals that he has written a screenplay with Nakayama in mind, Jun is intrigued by the possibility of returning to the big screen. But he begins to worry that someone might delve too deeply into the past, and uncover the events that led to the abrupt end of his career in 1922. These events include the changing social and racial tides in California--and the unsolved murder of his favorite director, Ashley Bennett Tyler. The Age of Dreaming explores the history of Los Angeles, the heady beginnings of the movie industry, and the interplay of race and celebrity. It is part historical novel, part murder mystery, and part unrequited love story--all told through the voice of a forgotten star who must gradually come to terms with his past."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY, USA : Akashic Books, 2011
Characteristics: 1 online resource (327 pages) data file