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The queen of Tuesday : a novel / Darin Strauss.

Author/Creator:
Strauss, Darin, author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Random House, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
318 pages ; 25 cm
Edition:
First edition.
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Subjects:
Ball, Lucille, 1911-1989 -- Fiction.
Celebrities -- Fiction.
Television actors and actresses -- Fiction.
Businesswomen -- Fiction.
Interracial marriage -- Fiction.
Adultery -- Fiction.
Ball, Lucille, 1911-1989.
Form/Genre:
Fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Romance fiction.
Summary:
"This indelible romance begins with a daring conceit--that the author's grandfather may have had an affair with Lucille Ball. Strauss offers a fresh view of a celebrity America loved more than any other. Lucille Ball--the most powerful woman in the history of Hollywood--starred in America's first big-time interracial marriage. She owned more movie sets than did any movie studio. And she more or less single-handedly created the modern TV business. And yet Lucille's off-camera life was in disarray. While acting out a happy marriage for millions, in private she suffered. Her partner couldn't stay faithful. She struggled to manage her fame with the demands of being a mother, a creative genius, an entrepreneur, and, most of all, a symbol. The Queen of Tuesday--Strauss's follow-up to the NBCC-winning Half a Life--mixes fact and fiction, memoir and novel, to imagine the provocative story of a woman we thought we knew"-- Provided by publisher.
Other format:
Online version: Strauss, Darin. Queen of tuesday.
ISBN:
9780812992762
0812992768
9780679643852
OCLC:
1145322587