The Manhattan Beach Project

A Novel
 
 
Simon & Schuster (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 13. August 2007
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 352 Seiten
978-1-4165-7276-3 (ISBN)
 
Barely four years after winning an Oscar, Charlie has sunk into the ranks of Hollywood bottom-feeders -- reduced to living in his nephew's pool house, kiting checks and taking the bus to his weekly Debtors Anonymous meeting, where he meets a mysterious ex-CIA agent who proposes to resuscitate Charlie's foundering career -- in the beyond surreal world of reality TV.

Charlie puts his tap shoes on to sell a show about a ruthless Uzbek warlord and his family ("think "The Osbournes" meets "The Sopranos"") to a rogue division of ABC, known as ABCD, which operates out of a skunkworks in Manhattan Beach, California, and whose mandate is to develop, under top secret cover like that for the Manhattan Project, extreme reality TV shows to bolster the network's ratings.

"Warlord" becomes a breakout hit and results not only in causing one of America's largest entertainment conglomerates to go into full damage-control mode but also in shifting the balance of power in Central Asia and in proving that in show business it's not over till the mouse sings.

  • Englisch
  • New York
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  • USA
  • Broschur/Paperback
  • Höhe: 229 mm
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  • Breite: 152 mm
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  • Dicke: 20 mm
  • 541 gr
978-1-4165-7276-3 (9781416572763)
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As well as the author of four novels Peter Lefcourt is an award-winning writer and producer for movies and television.
As well as the author of four novels Peter Lefcourt is an award-winning writer and producer for movies and television.

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