Book ‘Mercury Pictures Presents’ by Anthony Marra

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The epic tale of a brilliant woman who must reinvent herself to survive, moving from Mussolini’s Italy to 1940s Los Angeles — a timeless story of love, deceit, and sacrifice from the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena. “A genuinely moving and life-affirming novel that’s a true joy to read.” — Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere. Like many before her, Maria Lagana has come to Hollywood to outrun her past. Born in Rome, where every Sunday her father took her to the cinema instead of church, Maria immigrates with her mother to Los Angeles after a childhood transgression leads to her father’s arrest. Fifteen years later, on the eve of America’s entry into World War II, Maria is an associate producer at Mercury Pictures…

Publisher: Hogarth (August 2, 2022); Pages: 432 pages; ISBN-10: 0451495209; ISBN-13: 978-0451495204; ASIN:‎ B09S6GV7Y7

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Author’s biography: Anthony Marra is the New York Times bestselling author of The Tsar of Love and Techno and A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, winner of the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and longlisted for the National Book Award. His new novel, Mercury Pictures Presents, will be published in July 2022.