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Desert D'Or is the fashionable Californian resort where Hollywood's elite converge when they need a break. It is an incestuous hothouse of a town - a haven for manipulators, film stars, lovers, pimps, producers, whores, gamblers, scriptwriters and cheats. Into this nightmare world of depravity arrives Sergius O'Shaughnessy, recently discharged from the Air Force, traumatised by his ar experiences and trying to write the Great American Novel. But O'Shaughnessy's burning ambition begins to lose its edge; lured by greed and rules by weakness, he soon becomes disturbingly familiar with the dnagerous life of slick compromises and sexual follies...The Deer Park is a powerful and vigorous satire on Hollywood's excesses and corruption. Combining a savage imagination with a heightened documentary realism, Mailer paints an uncompromising and terrifying portriat of a decadent society lost in moral confusion and despair.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780349109978
ISBN-10: 0349109974
Format: Paperback
(196mm x 129mm x 26mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Abacus
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 2-Oct-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


US Kirkus Review » This is the dramatic version of the Mailer novel, which had its premiere performance Tuesday, January 31, 1967. (Kirkus Reviews)

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Author Biography - Norman Mailer

Norman Mailer was born in 1923 and served in the South Pacific in WWII. Twice awarded the Pulizter Prize for The Armies of the Night and The Executioner's Song.

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