The Day of the Locust by Nathanael West

bookshelves: autumn-2015, play-dramatisation, radio-4, north-americas, published-1939, us-california, sleazy, games-people-play, gangsters, art-forms, teh-demon-booze

Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Isca Silurum
Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
Read from November 16 to 17, 2015

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06p56zj

Description: Tod is a young scene designer in 1930s Hollywood trying to earn an honest buck and still maintain his artistic integrity. He falls in love with Faye, an aspiring actress and gets sucked into the toxic periphery of Hollywood. A caustic satire on the flipside of the 1930s dream factory.

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