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We eat our own : a novel

Author: Kea Wilson
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First scribner hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"An ambitious debut novel by an original young writer, We Eat Our Own blurs the lines between life and art with the story of a film director's unthinkable experiment in the Amazon. When a nameless, struggling actor in 1970s New York gets the call that an enigmatic director wants him for an art film set in the Amazon, he doesn't hesitate: he flies to South America, no questions asked. He quickly realizes he's made a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Political fiction
Thrillers (Fiction)
Fiction
Suspense fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wilson, Kea.
We eat our own.
New York : Scribner, 2016
(DLC) 2016029246
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kea Wilson
ISBN: 9781501128318 1501128310 9781501128325 1501128329
OCLC Number: 948573050
Description: 310 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Kea Wilson.

Abstract:

"An ambitious debut novel by an original young writer, We Eat Our Own blurs the lines between life and art with the story of a film director's unthinkable experiment in the Amazon. When a nameless, struggling actor in 1970s New York gets the call that an enigmatic director wants him for an art film set in the Amazon, he doesn't hesitate: he flies to South America, no questions asked. He quickly realizes he's made a mistake. He's replacing another actor who quit after seeing the script -- a script the director now claims doesn't exist. The movie is over budget. The production team seems headed for a breakdown. The air is so wet that the celluloid film disintegrates. But what the actor doesn't realize is that the greatest threat might be the town itself, and the mysterious shadow economy that powers this remote jungle outpost. Entrepreneurial Americans, international drug traffickers, and M-19 guerillas are all fighting for South America's future--and the groups aren't as distinct as you might think. The actor thought this would be a role that would change his life. Now he's worried if he'll survive it. Inspired by a true story from the annals of 1970s Italian horror film, and told in dazzlingly precise prose, We Eat Our Own is a resounding literary debut, a thrilling journey behind the scenes of a shocking film and a thoughtful commentary on violence and its repercussions"--
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