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he: A Novel - John Connolly

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Title: he: A Novel

Author:  John Connolly

ISBN:  9781473663626

Weight:  839g

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he: A Novel by John Connolly

An extraordinary reimagining of the life of one of the greatest screen comedians the world has ever known: a man who knew both adoration and humiliation; who loved, and was loved in turn; who betrayed, and was betrayed; who never sought to cause pain to others, yet left a trail of affairs and broken marriages in his wake…

And whose life was ultimately defined by one relationship of such tenderness and devotion that only death could sever it: his partnership with the man he knew as Babe.

he is Stan Laurel.
But he did not really exist.  Stan Laurel was a fiction.

With he, John Connolly recreates the golden age of Hollywood for an intensely compassionate study of the tension between commercial demands and artistic integrity, the human frailties behind even the greatest of artists, and one of the most enduring and beloved partnerships in cinema history: Laurel & Hardy.

Peer & Press Reviews

John Connolly’s new book is a fascinating look at the Golden Age of Hollywood through the eyes of one of the finest comedians ever to grace the silver screen.  This is a book full of history, full of sadness and joy, replete with fascinating characters.  Connolly's greatest achievement here is that he makes you forget that this is fiction, that this comes from his imagination.  Connolly makes you believe that this is what Stan Laurel must have been like because it is a book that speaks true.  I applaud him for that.  Read it now.

SHOTS Magazine

Rewarding and uplifting.  Connolly has stepped outside the crime genre to publish a literary novel of real merit.

Nudgebooks

John Connolly has skilfully recreated the unseen side of a perceived golden age and yet it is also a compassionate study of the tensions between commercial demands and popularity and the almost unattainable artistic integrity gifted people destroy themselves in pursuit of; for all that it is no less a love letter to one of the most enduring and beloved partnerships in cinema history.

Malachy Coney, blogger

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Title:he: A Novel
Author:
Book Features
Edition / printing:First edition, first printing
Overall condition:Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed:On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher:Hodder & Stoughton
Publication date:
Printed by:Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13:9781473663626
ISBN 10:1473663628
Format:Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages:449
Size (h x w x d):223 x 144 x 41mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph:Iván Giménez Costa
Jacket photography:Shutterstock (front) | Mary Evans / SZ Photo / Scherl (back)

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