A dazzling and devastating reimagining of Tennessee Williams’s love affair with his longtime companion Frank Merlo.
PORTOFINO, ITALY. JULY 1953
At a glittering party thrown by Truman Capote, literary sensation Tennessee Williams and his longtime lover Frank Merlo meet the enigmatic Anja Blomgren, an aspiring Swedish actress.
Their encounter will alter the course of their lives forever.
Spanning half a century and featuring a dazzling cast of characters – from Anna Magnani cooking pasta amatriciana in a sun-kissed kitchen in Rome, to Ludovico Visconti barking orders on his latest film set – Leading Men is a heart-breaking novel about life in the shadows of greatness, and a moving re-telling of one of the great literary love stories of the twentieth-century.
‘I read Leading Men in one rapt afternoon, and spent hours afterwards just stunned from having been immersed in such a tender, psychologically devastating, and gorgeously precise novel’ Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies
‘An alert, sweeping novel. To hold it in your hands is like holding a front-row opera ticket’ New York Times
Auteur: Christopher Castellani
Jaar van uitgave: 2019
Aantal pagina’s: 368
Uitgeverij: Weidenfeld & Nicolson