The Blonde

Godbersen, Anna

Book - 2014
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
The Blonde
In Anna Godbersens imaginative novel, set at the height of the Cold War, a young, unknown Norma Jean meets a man in Los Angelesa Soviet agent? A Russian spy?who transforms her into Marilyn the star. And when she reaches the pinnacle of success, he comes back for his repayment. He shows her a photo of her estranged father and promises to reunite them in exchange for information: Find out something about presidential candidate John F. Kennedy that no one else knows. At first, Marilyn is bored by the prospect of, once again, using a mans attraction to get what she needs. But when she meets the magnetic Jack Kennedy, she realizes that this isnt going to be a simple game. What started with the earnest desire to meet her father has grave consequences for her, for the bright young Kennedy, and for the entire nation. The Blonde is a vivid tableau of American celebrity, sex, love, violence, power, and paranoia Marilyn Monroe is at the height of her fame, the object of the worlds desire. Attention is her drug, the very definition of who she is. Her own wants and needs have become fleeting at best, as if she sees herself only through others eyes. But there is one thing Marilyn still wishes for beyond all elseto meet her real father. Thats the part you already know, the legendbut heres the part thats never been told

Publisher: New York :, Weinstein Books,, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 1602862222
Branch Call Number: FICTION GODBE...A
Characteristics: 390 pages ; 24 cm


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