Leading Men

Leading Men Spectacular moving beautifully written and a bona fide page turner Publishers Weekly Starred Review An extraordinary book Lauren Groff author of FloridaAn expansive yet intimate stor
  • Title: Leading Men
  • Author: Christopher Castellani
  • ISBN: 0525559051
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Leading Men
    Spectacular moving, beautifully written, and a bona fide page turner Publishers Weekly, Starred Review An extraordinary book Lauren Groff, author of FloridaAn expansive yet intimate story of desire, artistic ambition, and fidelity, set in the glamorous literary and film circles of 1950s ItalyIn July of 1953, at a glittering party thrown by Truman Capote in Por Spectacular moving, beautifully written, and a bona fide page turner Publishers Weekly, Starred Review An extraordinary book Lauren Groff, author of FloridaAn expansive yet intimate story of desire, artistic ambition, and fidelity, set in the glamorous literary and film circles of 1950s ItalyIn July of 1953, at a glittering party thrown by Truman Capote in Portofino, Italy, Tennessee Williams and his longtime lover Frank Merlo meet Anja Blomgren, a mysteriously taciturn young Swedish beauty and aspiring actress Their encounter will go on to alter all of their lives.Ten years later, Frank revisits the tempestuous events of that fateful summer from his deathbed in Manhattan, where he waits anxiously for Tennessee to visit him one final time Anja, now legendary film icon Anja Bloom, lives as a recluse in the present day U.S until a young man connected to the events of 1953 lures her reluctantly back into the spotlight after he discovers she possesses the only surviving copy of Williams s final play.What keeps two people together and what breaks them apart Can we save someone else if we can t save ourselves Like The Master and The Hours, Leading Men seamlessly weaves fact and fiction to navigate the tensions between public figures and their private lives In an ultimately heartbreaking story about the burdens of fame and the complex negotiations of life in the shadows of
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  • Christopher Castellani

    Christopher Castellani is the son of Italian immigrants and a native of Wilmington, Delaware He lives in Boston, where he is the artistic director of Grub Street, one of the country s leading independent creative writing centers He is the author of three novels All This Talk of Love 2013 a New York Times Editors Choice A Kiss from Maddalena 2003 winner of the Massachusetts Book Awar Christopher Castellani is the son of Italian immigrants and a native of Wilmington, Delaware He lives in Boston, where he is the artistic director of Grub Street, one of the country s leading independent creative writing centers He is the author of three novels All This Talk of Love 2013 a New York Times Editors Choice A Kiss from Maddalena 2003 winner of the Massachusetts Book Award and The Saint of Lost Things 2005 , a BookSense IndieBound Notable Book His book of essays on the craft of fiction, The Art of Perspective Who Tells the Story, was published by Graywolf in 2016 Christopher s fourth novel, Leading Men, for which he received a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship, will be published by Viking in February 2019 In addition to his work with Grub Street, Christopher is on the faculty of the Warren Wilson College Low Residency MFA program and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference He has been recently awarded a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, a fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Fellowship, and the Writer for Writers Award given by Barnes Noble and Poets Writers Christopher was educated at Swarth College, received his Masters in English Literature from Tufts University, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Boston University

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  • Beginning in 1953 some of the glitterati of the literati are the leading men of this novel The big names here are Tennessee Williams and the malicious gossip Truman Capote he makes only a few appearances The other two leading men are Williams partner assistant nursemaid the good natured and reliable, Frank Merlo, and the lesser known author John Horne Burns As he lay dying in 1963, Merlo revisits a tumultuous summer with Williams and his role as bit player standing in the massive shadow of Begin [...]


  • I received this book through the First Reads giveaway program.I believe one of the signs of a truly exceptional novel is that it springboards a desire within the reader to explore even works of literature This book has certainly done that for me Serendipity would say that this book landed in my mailbox just as I finished watching a movie about Truman Capote Along comes this beautifully profound novel about Tennessee Williams and the other literary geniuses of the day I now want to devou I receiv [...]



  • Castellani s first three novels captivated me thoroughly but Leading Men took all my emotions and ratcheted them up a level I can t stop thinking about this book I fell in love with Frank Merlo and Anja Bloom, with Tennesee William s Italian jet setting ways, with the backdrop of 1950s Italy, with all of it The book is beautifully written, so much so that now that I have read it to feel wrapped up in the story, I intend to read it again for the craft of it I want to understand how he turns t Cas [...]


  • Italy, a booze soaked party thrown by Truman Capote, a mysterious Swedish film star, and the gorgeous love story between Tennessee Williams and Frank Merlo what s not to adore about this novel From the first page, I was swept into the rich and mesmerizing world of Castellani s LEADING MEN, and enjoyed it right up to its incredibly moving and satisfying ending This ambitious novel has a rich cast of characters and whisks you from 1950s Italy in the 1950s to Manhattan in the 1960s to the theate It [...]


  • They say artists crave immortality I say we don t give a fuck about the next life It s this one we want of In the summer of 1953, American writer Tennessee Williams and his lover Frank Merlo attend a wild party in Italy hosted by Truman Capote It s there that they meet the beautiful aspiring actress Anja Blomgren and their lives change forever.Tenn and Frank travel Italy with Anja and her mother, as well as writer Jack Horne and his lover Sandro After hiking to a remote cliff, the T [...]


  • I finished this exquisite novel yesterday and can t stop thinking about it Christopher Castellani expertly balances three main time periods the wine soaked days Tennessee Williams and his partner Frank Merlo spent in Italy in the 1950s with a cast of characters both fictional the actress Anja Bloom and real Truman Capote Merlo s last days in the early 1960s and the present day, where an elderly Anja is forced to confront the past The writing itself is dazzling, the stories in all time I finished [...]


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