The Resource Maybe the moon, Armistead Maupin, (electronic resource)

Maybe the moon, Armistead Maupin, (electronic resource)

Label
Maybe the moon
Title
Maybe the moon
Statement of responsibility
Armistead Maupin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Maybe the Moon, Armistead Maupin's first novel since ending his bestselling Tales of the City series, is the audaciously original chronicle of Cadence Roth -- Hollywood actress, singer, iconoclast and former Guiness Book record holder as the world's shortest woman. All of 31 inches tall, Cady is a true survivor in a town where -- as she says -- "you can die of encouragement." Her early starring role as a lovable elf in an immensely popular American film proved a major disappointment, since moviegoers never saw the face behind the stifling rubber suit she was required to wear. Now, after a decade of hollow promises from the Industry, she is reduced to performing at birthday parties and bat mitzvahs as she waits for the miracle that will finally make her a star. In a series of mordantly funny journal entries, Maupin tracks his spunky heroine across the saffron-hazed wasteland of Los Angeles -- from her all-too-infrequent meetings with agents and studio moguls to her regular harrowing encounters with small children, large dogs and human ignorance. Then one day a lanky piano player saunters into Cady's life, unleashing heady new emotions, and she finds herself going for broke, shooting the moon with a scheme so harebrained and daring that it just might succeed. Her accomplice in the venture is her best friend, Jeff, a gay waiter who sees Cady's struggle for visibility as a natural extension of his own war against the Hollywood Closet. As clear-eyed as it is charming, Maybe the Moon is a modern parable about the mythology of the movies and the toll it exacts from it participants on both sides of the screen. It is a work that speaks to the resilience of the human spirit from a perspective rarely found in literature
Accompanying matter
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Cataloging source
Midwest
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Maupin, Armistead
Dewey number
813/.54
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Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
PerformerNote
Read by the author
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  • Maupin, Armistead
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  • Dwarfs
  • Entertainers
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Target audience
adult
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Label
Maybe the moon, Armistead Maupin, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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Control code
MWT11587478
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Edition
Abridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 50 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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Isbn
9780061237645
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT11587478
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Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
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  • other
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other
Stock number
11587478
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Maybe the moon, Armistead Maupin, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11587478
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Abridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 50 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780061237645
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11587478
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11587478
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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