The Resource The magnificent Esme Wells : a novel, Adrienne Sharp

The magnificent Esme Wells : a novel, Adrienne Sharp

Label
The magnificent Esme Wells : a novel
Title
The magnificent Esme Wells
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Adrienne Sharp
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the nationally bestselling author of The True Memoirs of Little K, a deeply felt and historically detailed novel of family, loss, and love, told by an irrepressible young girl--the daughter of a two-bit gangster and a movie showgirl--growing up in golden-age Hollywood and Las Vegas in its early days. Esme Silver has always taken care of her charming ne'er-do-well father, Ike Silver, a small-time crook with dreams of making it big with Bugsy Siegel. Devoted to her daddy, Esme is often his "date" at the racetrack, where she amiably fetches the hot dogs while keeping an eye to the ground for any cast-off tickets that may be winners. In awe of her mother, Dina Wells, Esme is more than happy to be the foil who gets the beautiful Dina into meetings and screen tests with some of Hollywood's greats. When Ike gets an opportunity to move to Vegas--and, in what could at last be his big break, to help the man she knows as "Benny" open the Flamingo Hotel--life takes an unexpected turn for Esme. A stunner like her mother, the young girl catches the attention of Nate Stein, one of the Strip's most powerful men. Narrated by the twenty-year-old Esme, The Magnificent Esme Wells moves between pre-WWII Hollywood and postwar Las Vegas--a golden age when Jewish gangsters and movie moguls were often indistinguishable in looks and behavior. Esme's voice--sharp, observant, and with a quiet, mordant wit--chronicles the rise and fall and further fall of her complicated parents, as well as her own painful reckoning with love and life
Cataloging source
AU-TuBDP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sharp, Adrienne
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gangsters
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Parent and child
  • Las Vegas (Nev.)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The magnificent Esme Wells : a novel, Adrienne Sharp
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=HUS_477501&b2bSite=1545
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9780062684813-HUS1251355-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9780062684813
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The magnificent Esme Wells : a novel, Adrienne Sharp
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=HUS_477501&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9780062684813-HUS1251355-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9780062684813
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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