The Glimmer Palace
ISBN 9781440637100 | 432 pages | 24 Jul 2008 | Riverhead | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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A celebration of the cabaret era and the magical ascent of cinema, set against the rise and fall of Berlin- "a dazzling epic [novel] of survival." (Emma Donoghue, author of Slammerkin)"This extravaganza had me from page one."
The orphaned daughter of a cabaret performer, Lilly Aphrodite finds refuge at a Catholic orphanage-and a trajectory of reinvention, seduction, and danger begins. From urchin to maid, war bride to model, Lilly eventually finds her destiny as a famous silent-film star, and enters into a sweeping romance that, crossing decades and continents, becomes inextricable from the astonishing historical events unfolding around it.
-Emma Donoghue, author of Slammerkin
"Colin's heroine, Lilly Aphrodite, is as rich, alive, and dangerous as the city she inhabits; and as the novel progresses, Berlin's history becomes her own."
-David Ebershoff, author of The 19th Wife and The Danish Girl
"Absorbing...Deftly captur[es] the era's sense of frenzied invention and seductive promise."
-The New York Times Book Review
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