Movie Stars (Paperback)

By Jack Pendarvis

Dzanc Books, 9781938103452, 184pp.

Publication Date: April 12, 2016

List Price: 15.95*
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These stories are linked by humor, setting, themes and recurring characters -- cat lovers, murderers, gamblers, ghosts and fools -- but mostly by the movie stars, gods and goddesses who look down on us struggling mortals with a mixture of benevolence and wrath. From Scarlett Johansson to Joan Crawford, Clint Eastwood to Jerry Lewis, they represent the impossible ideals to which lesser beings turn for hope in an otherwise baffling world.

About the Author

Jack Pendarvis is the author of three previous books of fiction and one of nonfiction. A former columnist for both the "Oxford American" and the "Believer," he is a writer and story editor for the Peabody award-winning television show Adventure Time. He lives in Oxford, MS.