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The Queen of Tuesday

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The Queen of Tuesday by Darin Strauss
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Aug 18, 2020 | ISBN 9780812992762

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“A home run!”—Gary Shteyngart, author of Lake Success

“Read it!”—Jennifer Egan, author of A Visit from the Goon Squad and Manhattan Beach

“Wonderful!”—Andrew Sean Greer, author of Less

“A great read.”—Jenny Offill, author of Weather
 
“Anything Darin Strauss writes is magic. I have been his fan since the beginning of time, and I will be his fan until the sun explodes.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic

The Queen of Tuesday is a beautiful cinematic story about three people: the beloved actor Lucille Ball; a real estate builder, Isidore Strauss; and his grandson, the author, Darin Strauss. In a gorgeous imagined history of a not-long-ago world, the novelist Strauss allows us to remember our deeply held wishes to invent our lives and memories for our privately held loves. Like The Great Gatsby, Strauss’s novel reminds us that ghosts unseen who remain deeply felt renew our hearts’ most passionate yearnings and ambitions.”—Min Jin Lee, author of Pachinko

“Darin Strauss has resurrected a lost world—the grand movie that never aired, the truncated epic of what might have been between Lucille Ball and his grandfather. Part elegy, part mystery, part speculative memoir, here is a love story unlike any you’ve read before—spiked with Hollywood scandal and the secrets families keep across generations. Strauss is a beautiful and funny and piercing writer, and this book is a gift.”—Karen Russell, author of Orange World and Other Stories

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