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Most of his characters, however, are so shallowly conjured - and their stories so predictably depressing or loathsome - that readers will not want to spend much time with them, much less 600-plus pages. Perhaps the more septic aspects of our real-life celebrity culture are so absurd that they are difficult to send up effectively.
Bruce Wagner is the author of The Chrysanthemum Palace (a PEN Faulkner fiction award finalist); Still Holding; I'll Let You Go (a PEN USA fiction award . .See if your friends have read any of Bruce Wagner's books. Bruce Wagner’s Followers (54). More follower. ruce Wagner.
-Tom Bissell, GQ. " not just the best novel about Americans and fame of the past dozen years but the best since Nathanael West's "The Day of the Locust".
She never understood why. There was always a tension there; she told herself it was a blood thing, something in the blood. They’d been estranged for years. lyn, that he was a paparazzo. She knew that he moved to the West Coast a few years ago. She knew he was a drug addict. She knew, she knew, she knew . that Jerry was in touch with his stepfather, Jerilynn’s dad, & when her kid ran away-Is that what I should call it?-she called Ronny to get Jerry J. s cellphone Ronny still lived in New York, working (fitfully) as a .
Bruce Alan Wagner (born March 22, 1954) is an American novelist and screenwriter based in Los Angeles known for his apocalyptic yet ultimately spiritual view of humanity as seen through the lens of the Hollywood entertainment industry
Bruce Alan Wagner (born March 22, 1954) is an American novelist and screenwriter based in Los Angeles known for his apocalyptic yet ultimately spiritual view of humanity as seen through the lens of the Hollywood entertainment industry. Wagner was born in Madison, Wisconsin, to Morton Wagner and Bernice Maletz. When he was four, his family moved to San Francisco, then to Los Angeles four years later.
Bruce Wagner's I'm Losing You was hailed as "outrageous - dead-on in every way" by Janet Maslin in The New York Times. New York magazine's Walter Kirn called it "the year's best book. And John Updike, in The New Yorker, wrote that Bruce Wagner "writes like a wizard
Bruce Wagner's I'm Losing You was hailed as "outrageous - dead-on in every way" by Janet Maslin in The New York Times. And John Updike, in The New Yorker, wrote that Bruce Wagner "writes like a wizard. In I'll Let You Go, Wagner offers a stunning novel that surpasses anything he's done before.
Since his cellphone trilogy, novels with perhaps the cleverest titles in recent memory ( Still Holding, I’ll Let You Go and I’m Losing You ), Wagner has been the barker for a circus of freaky poseurs and hangers-on, all of them hustling and delusional.
At age thirteen, Telma is famous as the world’s youngest breast cancer survivor until threatened with obscurity by a four-year-old Canadian who’s just undergone a mastectomy … Reeyonna believes that auditioning for pregnant-teen porn online will help fulfill her dream of befriending Jennifer Lawrence and Kanye West … Biggie, the neurologically impaired adolescent son of a billionaire, spends his days Google Map-searching his mother-who abandoned home and family for a new love … Jacquie, a photographer once celebrated for taking arty nudes of her young daughter, is broke and working at Sears Family Portrait Boutique … Tom-Tom, a singer/drug dealer thrown off the third season of American Idol for concocting a hard-luck story, is hell-bent on creating her own TV series in the Hollywood Hills, peopled by other reality-show losers … Jerzy, her sometime lover, is a speed-freak paparazzo who “specializes” in capturing images of dying movie and television stars … And Oscar-winning Michael Douglas searches for meaning in his time of remission. While his wife, Catherine, guest-stars on Glee, the actor plans a bold, artistic, go-for-broke move: to star in and direct a remake of Bob Fosse’s All That Jazz…
There is nothing quite like a Bruce Wagner novel. His prose is captivating and exuberant, and surprises with profound truths on spirituality, human nature, and redemption. Dead Stars moves forward with the inexorable force of a tsunami, sweeping everyone in its fateful path. With its mix of imaginary and real-life characters, it is certain to be the most challenging, knowing, and controversial book of the year.
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