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The Resource We eat our own : a novel, Kea Wilson

We eat our own : a novel, Kea Wilson

Label
We eat our own : a novel
Title
We eat our own
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kea Wilson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An ambitious debut novel by an original young writer, We Eat Our Own blurs the lines between life and art with the story of a film director's unthinkable experiment in the Amazon. When a nameless, struggling actor in 1970s New York gets the call that an enigmatic director wants him for an art film set in the Amazon, he doesn't hesitate: he flies to South America, no questions asked. He quickly realizes he's made a mistake. He's replacing another actor who quit after seeing the script -- a script the director now claims doesn't exist. The movie is over budget. The production team seems headed for a breakdown. The air is so wet that the celluloid film disintegrates. But what the actor doesn't realize is that the greatest threat might be the town itself, and the mysterious shadow economy that powers this remote jungle outpost. Entrepreneurial Americans, international drug traffickers, and M-19 guerillas are all fighting for South America's future--and the groups aren't as distinct as you might think. The actor thought this would be a role that would change his life. Now he's worried if he'll survive it. Inspired by a true story from the annals of 1970s Italian horror film, and told in dazzlingly precise prose, We Eat Our Own is a resounding literary debut, a thrilling journey behind the scenes of a shocking film and a thoughtful commentary on violence and its repercussions"--
Summary
A struggling 1970s NYC actor accepts a film role recently vacated by another actor and begins to fear for his life on location in South America as the crew becomes inadvertently enmeshed in the mysterious, local shadow economy and the groups fighting there
Theme
Tone
Writing style
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10526938
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DLC
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Wilson, Kea
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Young actors
  • Documentary films
  • Horror films
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Political violence
  • Violent deaths
  • Amazon River Region
  • Colombia
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Documentary films
  • Horror films
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Political violence
  • Violent deaths
  • Young actors
  • Amazon River Region
  • Colombia
Target audience
adult
Label
We eat our own : a novel, Kea Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn948573050
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781501128318
Lccn
2016021343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)948573050
Label
We eat our own : a novel, Kea Wilson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn948573050
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781501128318
Lccn
2016021343
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)948573050

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