Jess Walter's 'Beautiful Ruins,' A Grand Tale Of An Imagined Hollywood: New In Paperback
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January 4, 2014

Via The Plain Dealer:

Pity Jess Walter's publicist. No matter the accolades Walter receives, he changes the game, hitting reset with every book. His mystery, "Citizen Vince," won an Edgar award. An atmospheric post-9/11 book, "The Zero," was a finalist for a National Book Award.

His latest work, "Beautiful Ruins", calls out to fans of Bruce Wagner and Hollywood-insider drama, but deserves a much larger audience. The novel has the grandeur of one of the movies at its center -- the epic Richard Burton-Elizabeth Taylor disaster, "Cleopatra." What begins in 1962...

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