Meet the Author: Stewart O’Nan discusses his latest novel, West of Sunset, an Indie next pick of January 2015. West of Sunset is a sympathetic and deeply personal portrait of flawed novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald. The story is told against the backdrop of the golden days of Hollywood through flashbacks that reveal much about his boyhood, his first love affair and his adventures with Zelda. O’Nan will read excerpts from his novel followed by a Q&A and book signing.
A “mesmerizing and haunting” (The Boston Globe) novel of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s last years in Hollywood
In 1937, F. Scott Fitzgerald was a troubled, uncertain man whose literary success was long over. In poor health, with his wife consigned to an asylum and his finances in ruin, he struggled to make a new start as a screenwriter in Hollywood.