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The Resource The Electric Hotel

The Electric Hotel

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The Electric Hotel
Title
The Electric Hotel
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Utterly absorbing, astonishingly inventive, and richly imagined. Dominic Smith is a wizard.' Andrea Barrett, National Book Award Winner and author of ArchangelFrom the award-winning author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller The Last Painting of Sara de Vos comes a luminous novel tracing the intertwined fates of a silent-film director and his muse.Dominic Smith's The Electric Hotel winds through the nascent days of cinema in Paris and Fort Lee, New Jersey—America's first movie town—and on the battlefields of Belgium during World War I. A sweeping work of historical fiction, it shimmers between past and present as it tells the story of the rise and fall of a prodigious film studio and one man's doomed obsession with all that passes in front of the viewfinder.For nearly half a century, Claude Ballard has been living at the Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel. A French pioneer of silent films, who started out as a concession agent for the Lumiere brothers, the inventors of cinema, Claude now spends his days foraging mushrooms in the hills of Los Angeles and taking photographs of runaways and the striplings along Sunset Boulevard. But when a film-history student comes to interview Claude about The Electric Hotel—the lost masterpiece that bankrupted him and ended the career of his muse, Sabine Montrose—the past comes surging back. In his run-down hotel suite, the ravages of the past are waiting to be excavated: celluloid fragments and reels in desperate need of restoration, and Claude's memories of the woman who inspired and beguiled him
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Smith, Dominic
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dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
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The Electric Hotel
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OVERDRIVE:1215a137-34ec-4c73-937c-1723a03864e0
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
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9781760871376
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Electric Hotel
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:1215a137-34ec-4c73-937c-1723a03864e0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781760871376
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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