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Bandbox

By Thomas Mallon, 1951-

From the author of Henry and Clara, a dazzling, hilarious novel that captures the heart and soul of New York in the Jazz Age.

Bandbox is a hugely successful magazine, a glamorous monthly cocktail of 1920s obsessions from the stock market to radio to gangland murder. Edited by the bombastic Jehoshaphat “Joe” Harris, the magazine has a masthead that includes, among many others, a grisly, alliterative crime writer; a shy but murderously determined copyboy; and a burned-out vaudeville correspondent who’s lovesick for his loyal, dewy assistant.

As the novel opens, the defection of Harris’s most ambitious protégé has plunged Bandbox into a death struggle with a new competitor on the newsstand. But there’s more to come: a sabotaged fiction contest, the NYPD vice squad, a subscriber’s kidnapping, and a film-actress cover subject who makes the heroines of Fosse’s Chicago look like the girls next door. While Harris and his magazine careen from comic crisis to make-or-break calamity, the novel races from skyscraper to speakeasy, hops a luxury train to Hollywood, and crashes a buttoned-down dinner with Calvin Coolidge.

Thomas Mallon has given us a madcap and poi-gnant book that brilliantly portrays the gaudiest American decade of them all.

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Book

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ISBN

0375421165


Format: Book
Author: Mallon, Thomas, 1951-
Title: Bandbox / Thomas Mallon.
Publisher Date: New York : Pantheon Books, c2004.
Subject: Periodicals -- Publishing -- Fiction Nineteen twenties -- Fiction
Isbn: 0375421165
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: F Mallon
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Bib Id: 203284

Format: Book
Author: Mallon, Thomas, 1951-
Title: Bandbox / Thomas Mallon.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Pantheon Books, c2004.
Description: 305 p. ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Periodicals -- Publishing -- Fiction
Subjects: Nineteen twenties -- Fiction
LCCN: 2003054861
ISBN: 0375421165
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: F Mallon