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Anthony Marra is the New York Times bestselling author of the book The Tsar of Love and Techno and A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, winner of the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Award, winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and shortlisted for National Book Award. .

BookMercury Pictures Presents
AuthorAnthony Marra
LanguageEnglish
Size MB
Pages432
CategoryNovel

Mercury Pictures Presents Book PDF download for free

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Like many before her, María Lagana came to Hollywood to escape her past. Born in Rome, where her father took her to the movies every Sunday instead of to church, Maria migrates to Los Angeles with her mother after a childhood crime led to her father’s arrest.

Fifteen years later, just before the United States entered World War II, Maria is an associate producer at Mercury Pictures and tries to keep her personal and professional life from falling apart. Her mother doesn’t speak to her.

Her boss, a man with many pompadours, was summoned to Washington by congressional investigators. Her boyfriend, a virtuoso Chinese-American actor, can’t escape the tight typography of the studio. And the studio itself, Maria’s only home in exile, is on the verge of bankruptcy.

In the coming months, as the bright lights dim in Los Angeles, Mercury Pictures will become a hub for European émigrés: modernist poets trying their hand at B-movie screenwriters, once-famous architects turned scale miniaturists, and refugees Actors who find work They play the same villains from whom they fled.

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As the world descends toward war, Maria rises through a maze of conflicting politics, divided loyalties, and conflicting ambitions. But when the arrival of a stranger from her father’s past threatens Maria’s carefully constructed facade, she must finally face her father’s fate and her own.

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Mercury Pictures Presents is a five-star triumph. It’s a rich and complex story, deep in characterization, but there’s no hesitation, no moment where you think the exposition has created a slow detour. Everyday people populate the pages, people who have their hands full just dealing with the events the world throws at them.

Movie studio Mercury Pictures is a second-rate Hollywood outfit struggling to survive in the years leading up to World War II. We start with an incredible cast of characters, from the studio head to the actors and crew, mostly recent immigrants from Europe. These people have left their homes, loved ones, and stories of regret, just ever-present memories.

Anthony Marra takes us back to her European roots and enlightens us about the reasons that dragged her. There are very real ghosts coming to America: ghosts, dead or alive, reflecting the guilt of those who abandoned them. It doesn’t matter if the majority left because of the fascist persecution, there is always someone left behind.

Going back to the United States, there are penalties for the original sin of having roots in countries that were on the wrong side of the outbreak of the war. Italians, Germans, Asians of all nationalities are treated with suspicion and are subject to travel and employment restrictions. It’s time to stay in the shadows.

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Difficult times are softened here with a lot of humor. The studio’s clever founder, Artie Feldman, is a character the Coen brothers could do wonders with. He has six toupees mounted on mannequins in his office, each bigger than the last, each with a different name and personality. His assistant, Maria Lagana, is the misunderstood and underappreciated strategist who keeps things afloat.

She lives with her colorful old-world great-aunts, who are hysterical at her eccentricities. One example is her description of her devotion to patron saints. Each of the saints is represented by a small figure, to whom the aunts pray when something is needed. If prayers seem to be unanswered or are slowly being fulfilled, little hints appear, perhaps a menacing hammer is casually left next to the figure as an encouragement.

On the other hand, this is a time of war and there are chilling reminders of the horrible mindset we are dealing with. The military went to great lengths to design and test a bomb design that could efficiently vacuum firestorms through densely populated civilian areas. Hollywood talent lent their skills to design scale reproductions of Berlin neighborhoods.

The goal was mass destruction, the maximum number of corpses. We are reminded that during low-altitude bombing raids over Japanese and German cities, our pilots wore insect-like oxygen masks to avoid passing out from the smell of burning human flesh. And those are the good ones.

The World War II era is brought to life in this novel, not just the battles themselves, but the sweeping effect it had on everyone. Marra’s sensitive portrayal of everyday characters immerses us in the lives of people struggling to find their place in a world collapsing in on itself. At first I thought it was going to be a great movie, but I doubt any movie can do it justice and I’ll be content to capture these characters through these pages. Hmmm… maybe the Coen brothers…

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