The Glendale Library, Arts & Culture Department 2016 One Book/One Glendale reading event will feature award winning author Nina Revoyr who will discuss her novel, The Age of Dreaming.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Adult Recreation Center (next door to Central Library)
222 East Harvard Street, Glendale CA 91205
Visitors to the Central Library & Adult Recreation Center receive 3 hours FREE parking in the
MarketPlace parking structure on Harvard Street
with validation at the Central Library Loan Desk or the Adult Recreation Center.
THE AGE OF DREAMING EXPLORES THE HISTORY OF LOS ANGELES, the heady beginnings of the movie industry, and the interplay of race and celebrity. It is part historical novel, part murder mystery, and part unrequited love story—all told through the voice of a forgotten star who must gradually come to terms with his past.
JUN NAKAYAMA WAS A SILENT FILM STAR in the early days of Hollywood, but by 1964, he finds himself living in complete obscurity—until a young writer, Nick Bellinger, tracks him down for an interview. When Bellinger reveals that he has written a screenplay with Nakayama in mind, Jun is intrigued by the possibility of returning to the big screen. But he begins to worry that someone might delve too deeply into the past, and uncover the events that led to the abrupt end of his career in 1922. These events include the changing social and racial tides in California—and the unsolved murder of his favorite director, Ashley Bennett Tyler.
NINA REVOYR WAS BORN IN TOKYO to a Japanese mother and a Polish-American father, and grew up in Japan, Wisconsin, and Los Angeles. She is the author of Wingshooters (Akashic 2011), The Necessary Hunger, and Southland (Akashic, 2003), the latter of which was a Book Sense 76 pick, won the Ferro-Grumley and Lambda Literary awards, was an Edgar Award finalist, and was named one of the Los Angeles Times’ “Best Books of 2003.” She is the coauthor of the college textbook, Literature For Life (2012). Her latestnovel is Lost Canyon (Akashic 2015). She lives and works in Los Angeles.
Copies of THE AGE OF DREAMING are available at all Library, Arts & Culture locations.
One Book/One Glendale reading events bring the community together to read and experience the same book. THE AGE OF DREAMING is our 9th One Book/One Glendale reading event. For more information call the Central Library Reference Desk at 818-548-2027. Read More> about past One Book / One Glendale authors.