Save Me the Waltz is the first and only novel by the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald. During the years when Fitzgerald was working on Tender Is the Night, Zelda Fitzgerald was preparing her own story, which parallels the narrative of her husband, throwing a fascinating light on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life and work. In its own right, it is a vivid and moving story: the confessions of a famous, slightly doomed glamour girl of the affluent 1920s, which captures the spirit of an era.
©1932 Charles Scribner’s Sons. Copyright renewed 1960 by Frances Scott Fitzgerald Lanahan. (P)2013 Audible Inc.
While researching the lives of Jazz Age flappers, I found that listening to the work of one would be helpful in understanding her better. This held true for Save Me the Waltz, as it is a barely disguised autobiography of her life married to F. Scott Fitzgerald. However, her prose is often stuffed with superfluous images and nonsensical similes and metaphors.
Jennifer Van Dyck's performance was agreeable. None of it bothered me but it was nothing remarkable.
This was worth listening to from a researcher's point of view--not as someone looking for an engaging story.
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