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HUNGARY-HOLLYWOOD EXPRESS

HUNGARY-HOLLYWOOD EXPRESS

A novel by Éric Plamondon
Translated from the French by Dimitri Nasrallah

2016
Esplanade Books
Véhicule Press

original publication in French
2011 Editions Le Quartanier

When Gabriel Rivages recounts the life of Olympic gold medalist and silver-screen heart-throb Johnny Weissmuller (1904-1984), he brings to life a vibrant patchwork of America’s 20th century, from its athletic exploits to its literary underground, from its cinematic glory to its obscure failures.

Burroughs sells pencil sharpeners, Einstein crosses paths with squirrel hunters, we play golf in Cuba, JFK becomes an airport, the world record for the 100m freestyle swim is broken, Tarzan saves Jane, a corrupt accountant runs away with the savings, the Second World War makes waves in Lake Michigan, and a living legend wraps up a storied career as a host in a Las Vegas restaurant. 

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Véhicule Press
Amazon
Indigo (ebook only)