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A Stranger Like You: A Novel
A Stranger Like You: A Novel Elizabeth Brundage 0670022004 9780670022007 A taut and terrifying thriller about the lengths to which well go to make our dreams come true - Hedda Chase is a top-flight executive producer at Gladiator Films, fast-tracked
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A Stranger Like You: A Novel by Elizabeth Brundage

A taut and terrifying thriller about the lengths to which well go to make our dreams come true - Hedda Chase is a top-flight executive producer at Gladiator Films, fast-tracked in the business since she graduated from Yale. An aggressive businesswoman, she recently pulled the plug on a film project initiated by one of her predecessors. The screenwriter on the project was Hugh Waters, a wannabe with a dead-end marriage and a day job at an insurance company. This script was his ticket out-until Hedda tampered with his plans, claiming his violence was over the top, his premise not credible, and his ending implausible. Hugh decides to prove otherwise by staging his scripts ending and casting Hedda Chase as the victim. He flies to Los Angeles and finds Hedda, kidnaps her, and locks her in the trunk of her vintage BMW in the parking lot at LAX. He leaves the keys in the ignition, the parking ticket on the dash, and lets destiny take its course. This is the set-up for a troubling, smart, deadly look at women and images of women, at media as a high-stakes game and the selling of a war as theatre. (One key character is an Iraq veteran, and one of Heddas projects is a film about women in Iraq). Brundages Los Angeles is a casual battleground that trades carelessly in lives and dreams. As always, her characters are complicated, surprising, and intense in this high velocity, provocative novel.

Author: Elizabeth Brundage

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 272

Publisher: Viking

Publication Date: 2010-08-05

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ISBN: 0670022004


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