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DOMINIC SMITH-The Electric Hotel

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 7:00pm
The Electric Hotel: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374146856
Availability: Backordered. Place an order and we will let you know when to expect your book.
Published: Sarah Crichton Books - June 4th, 2019

 

 

 

Monday, June 17 at 7PM

Author
DOMINIC SMITH
speaking & signing
The Electric Hotel

In conversation with Stephen Harrigan

 


ABOUT THE ELECTRIC HOTEL

For nearly half a century, Claude Ballard has been living at the Hollywood Knickerbocker Hotel. A French pioneer of silent films who started out as a concession agent for the Lumière brothers, the inventors of cinema, Claude now spends his days foraging mushrooms in the hills of Los Angeles and taking photographs of runaways and the striplings along Sunset Boulevard. But when a film-history student comes to interview Claude about The Electric Hotel—the lost masterpiece that bankrupted him and ended the career of his muse, Sabine Montrose—the past comes surging back. In his run-down hotel suite, the ravages of the past are waiting to be excavated: celluloid fragments and reels in desperate need of restoration, and Claude’s memories of the woman who inspired and beguiled him.


ABOUT DOMINIC SMITH

Dominic Smith grew up in Sydney, Australia, and now lives in Seattle, Washington. He is the author of the novels The Last Painting of Sara de VosBright and Distant ShoresThe Beautiful Miscellaneous, and The Mercury Visions of Louis Daguerre. His writing has appeared in The New York TimesThe AtlanticTexas Monthly, and The Australian. He has been a recipient of literature grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Australia Council for the Arts. He teaches writing in the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.


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