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Bret Easton Elliss debut, Less Than Zero,
is one of the signal novels of the last thirty years, and he now follows those infamous teenagers into an even more desperate middle age.
Clay, a successful screenwriter, has returned from New York to Los Angeles to help cast his new movie, and hes soon drifting through a long-familiar circle. Blair, his former girlfriend, is married to Trent, an influential manager whos still a bisexual philanderer, and their Beverly Hills parties attract various levels of fame, fortune and power. Then theres Clays childhood friend Julian, a recovering addict, and their old dealer, Rip, face-lifted beyond recognition and seemingly even more sinister than in his notorious past.
But Clays own demons emerge once he meets a gorgeous young actress determined to win a role in his movie. And when his life careens completely out of control, he has no choice but to plumb the darkest recesses of his character and come to terms with his proclivity for betrayal.
A genuine literary event.
From the Hardcover edition.
Bret Easton Ellis delivers a riveting, tour-de-force sequel to Less Than Zero
, one of the most singular novels of the last thirty years.
Returning to Los Angeles from New York, Clay, now a successful screenwriter, is casting his new movie. Soon he is running with his old circle of friends through L.A.’s seedy side. His ex-girlfriend, Blair, is married to Trent, a bisexual philanderer and influential manager. Then there's Julian, a recovering addict, and Rip, a former dealer. Then when Clay meets a gorgeous young actress who will stop at nothing to be in his movie, his own dark past begins to shine through, and he has no choice but to dive into the recesses of his character and come to terms with his proclivity for betrayal.
About the Author
Bret Easton Ellis is also the author of American Psycho, Glamorama, The Informers, Less Than Zero, Lunar Park, and The Rules of Attraction. His work has been translated into twenty-seven languages. He lives in Los Angeles.