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To Die For.

Joyce Maynard

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ISBN 10: 0525933964 / ISBN 13: 9780525933960
Editorial: Dutton, New York, 1992
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Black cloth, purple titles, HARDBACK. Small black line on bottom edge otherwise this is a very clean and tight copy with no other defects of blemishes of anykind. With 240 pages, The DJ is equally very clean and tight with do defects. A very good sound copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 015474

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Título: To Die For.

Editorial: Dutton, New York

Año de publicación: 1992

Encuadernación: Cloth

Condición del libro: Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Edición: First Edition

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Sinopsis:

“That’s the beauty of television. It’s like an eye that’s on you all the time. . . . Kind of like God, if you want to get heavy.”

Local weather reporter Suzanne Maretto craves nothing more than to transcend life at her suburban cable television news station and follow in the footsteps of her idol: Barbara Walters. When she concludes that her unglamorous husband is getting in the way of her dream of stardom, the solution seems obvious: Get rid of him. She seduces a fifteen-year-old admirer, Jimmy, and persuades him to do her dirty work. Mission accomplished, Suzanne takes to the airwaves in her new role as grieving widow, in search of a TV deal. If that means selling Jimmy down the river, she’s ready.

Maynard’s brilliant, funny, and groundbreaking novel—adapted by Gus Van Sant into the cult classic movie of the same name, starring Nicole Kidman—was first published in 1992 before the era of manufactured stardom and the phenomenon of televised murder trials as entertainment. The book still stands as a razor-sharp satire of celebrity-fixated culture and the American obsession with TV—a novel that imagined the phenomenon of reality television before its creation, with alternately bone-chilling and hilarious accuracy.

About the Author:

Joyce Maynard is the author of twelve books of fiction and nonfiction, including the memoir At Home in the World, translated into seventeen languages, and the New York Times–bestselling novel Labor Day. Maynard’s most recent novel, After Her, also tells a story of sex and murder. 

A former reporter with the New York Times and longtime performer with the Moth, Maynard teaches writing at Lake Atitlán, Guatemala, and makes her home in Northern California. 

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