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The Resource Delayed rays of a star, a novel [by] Amanda Lee Koe

Delayed rays of a star, a novel [by] Amanda Lee Koe

Label
Delayed rays of a star
Title
Delayed rays of a star
Statement of responsibility
a novel [by] Amanda Lee Koe
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At a chance encounter at a Berlin soirée in 1928, the photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt captures three very different women together in one frame: up-and-coming German actress Marlene Dietrich, who would wend her way into Hollywood as one of its lasting icons; Anna May Wong, the world's first Chinese American star, playing for bit parts while dreaming of breaking away from her father's modest laundry; and Leni Riefenstahl, whose work as a director would first make her famous--then, infamous. From this curious point of intersection, Delayed Rays of a Star lets loose the trajectories of these women's lives. From Weimar Berlin to LA's Chinatown, from a seaside resort in East Germany to a luxury apartment on the Champs-Élysée, the different settings they inhabit are as richly textured as the roles they play: siren, muse, predator, or lover, each one a carefully calibrated performance. And in the orbit of each star live secondary players--a Chinese immigrant housemaid, a German soldier on leave from North Africa, a pompous Hollywood director--whose voices and viewpoints reveal the legacy each woman left in her own time, as well as in ours. Amanda Lee Koe's playful, wry prose guides the reader dexterously around murky questions of ego, persona, complicity, desire, and difference. Intimate and raw, Delayed Rays of a Star is a visceral depiction of womanhood--its particular hungers, its calculations, and its eventual betrayals--and announces a bold new literary voice"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1987-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lee Koe, Amanda
Dewey number
823/.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9570.S53
LC item number
L393 2019
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dietrich, Marlene
  • Wong, Anna May
  • Riefenstahl, Leni
  • Women
  • Actresses
  • Racism
  • Betrayal
Label
Delayed rays of a star, a novel [by] Amanda Lee Koe
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1057305540
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9780385544344
Lccn
2019004675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Delayed rays of a star, a novel [by] Amanda Lee Koe
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1057305540
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
383 pages
Isbn
9780385544344
Lccn
2019004675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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      41.447741 -81.924363
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