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Amid the cactus wilds some two hundred miles from Hollywood lies a privileged oasis called Desert D'Or. It is a place for starlets and would-be starlets, directors, studio execs, and the well-groomed lowlifes who cater to them. And, as imagined by Norman Mailer in this blistering classic of 1950s Hollywood, Desert D'Or is a moral proving ground, where men and women discover what they really want - and how far they are willing to go to get it. As Mailer traces their couplings and uncouplings, their uneasy flirtation with success and self-extinction, he creates a legendary portrait of America's machinery of desire.

©1955, and copyright renewed 1983 Norman Mailer. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • 03-31-17

Relatives shouldn't always be narrators

Great bits of writing in between naff scenes made worse by monotone narration with silly faux female voices. Incredibly irritating narrative voice , read the book instead !