Brentwood- Stewart O'Nan discusses and signs "West of Sunset"
Diesel, A Bookstore in Brentwood welcomes author Stewart O'Nan to the store to discuss and sign his new novel West of Sunset on Tuesday, January 27th at 6:30pm.
In 1937, F. Scott Fitzgerald was a troubled, uncertain man whose literary success was long over. In poor health, with his wife consigned to a mental asylum and his finances in ruins, he struggled to make a new start as a screenwriter in Hollywood. By December 1940, he would be dead of a heart attack. Those last three years of Fitzgerald's life, often obscured by the legend of his earlier Jazz Age glamour, are the focus of Stewart O'Nan's gorgeously and gracefully written novel. With flashbacks to key moments from Fitzgerald's past, the story follows him as he arrives on the MGM lot, falls in love with brassy gossip columnist Sheilah Graham, begins work on The Last Tycoon, and tries to maintain a semblance of family life with the absent Zelda and daughter, Scottie.
Stewart O'Nan is the author of fourteen previous novels, including The Odds, Emily, Alone, A Prayer for the Dying, and Snow Angels. His novel Last Night at the Lobster was a national bestseller and finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He was born and raised in Pittsburgh where he lives with his family.