An extraordinary reimagining of the life of one of the greatest screen comedians the world has ever known: a man who knew both adoration and humiliation; who loved, and was loved in turn; who betrayed, and was betrayed; who never sought to cause pain to others, yet left a trail of affairs and broken marriages in his wake . . .
And whose life was ultimately defined by one relationship of such tenderness and devotion that only death could sever it: his partnership with the man he knew as Babe.
he is Stan Laurel.
But he did not really exist. Stan Laurel was a fiction.
This is his tale. Experimental in style, this unusual novel from the writer of the Charlie Parker mysteries is about the plight of the artist, the pull between commercial demands and artistic integrity, human frailty (particularly sexual incontinence), the insecurity of the creative person and an intense partnership/relationship between two artists.
this is one hell of a book, telling one hell of story about the profound love between two men. - Courier MailWildly original in its methods, it is addictively readable in its outcome. - The Saturday Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Northern Daily Leader, Ballarat Courier, Western Advocate, Burnie Advocate, Daily Advertiser, Border Mail, Newcastle Herald, North West Star, Illawarra Mercury, Filling the gap between image and realityThere is much to enjoy in this novel - not only is it well written but it provides an insightful and intelligent examination of the creative process of acting and especially comedic acting. - Queensland Reviewers Collective
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 29th August 2017
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.7 x 3.5
Weight (kg): 0.6
Edition Number: 1