Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald Author Therese Anne Fowler
ISBN-10 1250028663
ISBN-13 9781250028662
Year 2014-03-04
Pages 375
Language English
Publisher St. Martin’s Griffin
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THE INSPIRATION FOR THE TELEVISION DRAMA Z THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHINGI wish I could tell everyone who thinks we re ruined Look closerand you ll see something extraordinary mystifying something real and true We have never been what we seemed When beautiful reckless Southern belle Zelda Sayre meets F Scott Fitzgerald at a country club dance in 1918 she is seventeen years old and he is a young army lieutenant stationed in Alabama Before long the ungettable Zelda has fallen for him despite his unsuitability Scott isn t wealthy or prominent or even a Southerner and keeps insisting absurdly that his writing will bring him both fortune and fame Her father is deeply unimpressed But after Scott sells his first novel This Side of Paradise to Scribner s Zelda optimistically boards a train north to marry him in the vestry of St Patrick s Cathedral and take the rest as it comes What comes here at the dawn of the Jazz Age is unimagined attention and success and celebrity that will make Scott and Zelda legends in their own time Everyone wants to meet the dashing young author of the scandalous noveland his witty perhaps even more scandalous wife Zelda bobs her hair adopts daring new fashions and revels in this wild new world Each place they go becomes a playground New York City Long Island Hollywood Paris and the French Rivierawhere they join the endless party of the glamorous sometimes doomed Lost Generation that includes Ernest Hemingway Sara and Gerald Murphy and Gertrude Stein Everything seems new and possible Troubles at first seem to fade like morning mist But not even Jay Gatsby s parties go on forever Who is Zelda other than the wife of a famoussometimes infamoushusband How can she forge her own identity while fighting her demons and Scott s too With brilliant insight and imagination Therese Anne Fowler brings us Zelda s irresistible story as she herself might have told it

Other Version:

Save Me the Waltz

Save Me the Waltz Author Zelda Fitzgerald
ISBN-10 9781476758930
Release 2013-07-09
Pages 224