Interlocking "biographies" of legendary film characters--Jake Gittes and Noah Cross from "Chinatown," Norma Desmond and Joe Gillis from "Sunset Boulevard," and Rick and Ilsa from "Casablanca"--make up a tale of obsession and suspense...
Hardcover: 274 pages
Publisher: Knopf; 1st American ed edition (May 12, 1985)
Package Dimensions: 9 x 6.3 x 1.3 inches
Amazon Rank: 2376549
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This is a clever book, but it doesn't get much beyond clever. It's another of those postmodern novels ("novels of the Archive," says my son, who has studied recent critical theory) that ask a reader to remember and reinterpret a large collection of i...