Laughter in the Dark

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Laughter in the Dark

By Vladimir Nabokov

Vintage, Paperback, 9780679724506, 304pp.

Publication Date: December 17, 1989


Albinus, a respectable, middle-aged man and aspiring filmmaker, abandons his wife for a lover half his age: Margot, who wants to become a movie star herself. When Albinus introduces her to Rex, an American movie producer, disaster ensues. What emerges is an elegantly sardonic and irresistibly ironic novel of desire, deceit, and deception, a curious romance set in the film world of Berlin in the 1930s.

Praise For Laughter in the Dark

"Nabokov writes prose the only way it should be written that is, a ecstatically." -- John Updike