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I should have stayed home : a novel

Author: Horace McCoy
Publisher: New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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McCoy & rsquo;s classic, slyly funny novel about a pair of young actors trying to make it in a pitiless Hollywood For aspiring actor Ralph Carston, all roads lead to Hollywood & mdash;but none seem to be direct or easy. The handsome Georgia native immediately finds that his Southern accent is one strike against him, though he manages to eke out a living as an extra alongside his pretty roommate Mona Matthews. But  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McCoy, Horace.
I Should Have Stayed Home : A Novel.
Newburyport : Open Road Media, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Horace McCoy
ISBN: 9781453292044 1453292047
OCLC Number: 828149004
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Horace McCoy.

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McCoy & rsquo;s classic, slyly funny novel about a pair of young actors trying to make it in a pitiless Hollywood For aspiring actor Ralph Carston, all roads lead to Hollywood & mdash;but none seem to be direct or easy. The handsome Georgia native immediately finds that his Southern accent is one strike against him, though he manages to eke out a living as an extra alongside his pretty roommate Mona Matthews. But the big break for these two young hopefuls finally arrives in a curious way. When their third roommate is sentenced to three years in prison for shoplifting, Mona & rsquo;s emotional courtroom outburst wins her and Ralph notoriety & mdash;and entr & eacute;e into new social circles. Ralph becomes the self-loathing plaything of Ethel Smithers, a wealthy widow who promises much but has no interest in delivering. Mona faces romantic nightmares of her own while also being blacklisted for joining a union. A precursor to Sunset Boulevard, and reminiscent of Nathanael West, I Should Have Stayed Home is a fantastically hardboiled portrait of Tinseltown in the thirties. This ebook features an extended biography of Horace McCoy.

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