The Day of the Locust (Hardcover)

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Follow art student-turned-Hollywood set designer Tod Hackett and nervous wreck Homer Simpson (you heard me) as they vie for the affections of wannabe starlet Faye Greener in this tragicomic novella of fame-seekers, hangers-on, gawkers, washouts, and bums. Featuring an unforgettable cast of characters, all of whom become figures in Tod's apocalyptic drawing, The Burning of Los Angeles. Very possibly my favorite book of all time.

— Nick

A classic tale about outcasts with ambitions as lofty as their egos caught in the dim fly trap of 1930s Hollywood. Think of it as the delinquent, younger cousin of The Great Gatsby with a smudge of David Lynch on its surface.

— Riley


Tod Hackett is a gifted young artist who is also on the verge of losing his heart. When he is hired as a set designer at a LA studio, he is quickly immersed in a dream world ruled by the celebrity cult. But when he falls in love with Faye, a beautiful aspiring actress and occasional call girl, his ideal quickly turns into a nightmare. Tod's frantic devotion will only lead to frustration, despair, and fury because she has nothing in the way of beauty and no money to buy her time...
Product Details
ISBN: 9789356611719
ISBN-10: 9356611718
Publisher: Grapevine India
Publication Date: October 6th, 2022
Pages: 176
Language: English