Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Enduring Culture of Celebrity

Glen David Gold, author of Carter Beats the Devil, has published a new novel, Sunnyside--available now as an audiobook.

The publisher's description reads as follows:
[O]n a winter day in 1916 ... Charlie Chaplin is spotted in more than eight hundred places simultaneously, an extraordinary delusion that forever binds the overlapping fortunes of three men: Leland Wheeler, son of the world's last (and worst) Wild West star, as he finds unexpected love on the battlefields of France; Hugo Black, drafted to fight under the towering General Edmund Ironside in America's doomed expedition against the Bolsheviks; and Chaplin himself, as he faces a tightening vice of complications--studio moguls, questions about his patriotism, his unchecked heart, and, most menacing of all, his mother.
The Onion's A.V. Club gives this book and its "mighty panorama" an A-. Library Journal calls it "another joyous comic novel."

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