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Mercury Pictures Presents by Anthony Marra
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Aug 02, 2022 | ISBN 9780451495204

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“[Anthony] Marra has ascended to the top of the literary ranks.”Booklist (starred review)

“Achingly beautiful . . . You laugh, then you sigh, then you weep. . . . Extraordinary.”—Luis Urrea, bestselling author of The Devil’s Highway and The Hummingbird’s Daughter

“Anthony Marra is a writer of boundless talent: He is a top-notch historian, a razor-sharp social critic, a deeply sensitive psychologist, and an exuberant satirist—all at the same time. . . . A singularly pleasurable read—smart, sad, hilarious, and always full of heart.”—Nathan Hill, bestselling author of The Nix

Mercury Pictures Presents is a wonder—intimate and sweeping, heartfelt and satirical, one of the funniest and most moving novels I’ve read in a long time. A story of fascism, war, and refugees finding freedom through art and storytelling, it’s both a joy to read and highly relevant to our times.”—Jess Walter, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Ruins and The Angel of Rome

“Smart, heartfelt, and sneakily funny, Mercury Pictures Presents has all the breadth and power of an epic and the attention to detail of an intimate conversation. I read it in a state of admiration for the beauty Marra has wrung from the English language.”—Sara Nović, author of Girl at War and True Biz

“A novel so rich and wondrous, written with such grace and wit, that there’s only one word for Anthony Marra: genius.”—Sally Mann, author of Hold Still, finalist for the National Book Award

“Marra brings his considerable gifts for scope and scene to early Hollywood, animating, as he does so thrillingly, the city, the players, the war, and the repercussions of small and huge actions on families, fates, countries, and film. And: this fully-realized world is also really funny! I laughed aloud many times, even as I marveled.”—Aimee Bender, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

“Crackling with wit and suffused with insight, Anthony Marra’s new novel is as epic in sweep as a movie set yet delineates the inner workings of the human heart with a miniaturist’s precision. Mercury Pictures Presents explores the endless give-and-take between life and art, the cost of integrity, and the ways we must make peace with the past in order to move toward the future.”—Celeste Ng, author of Little Fires Everywhere

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