Monday, September 28, 2015

Pg. 69: Alex Brunkhorst's "The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine"

Featured at the Page 69 Test: The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine by Alex Brunkhorst.

About the book, from the publisher:
The story begins with a dinner party invitation

When young journalist Thomas Cleary is sent to dig up quotes for the obituary of a legendary film producer, the man's eccentric daughter offers him entrée into the exclusive upper echelons of Hollywood society. A small-town boy with working-class roots, Thomas is a stranger in this opulent world of private jets and sprawling mansions.

Then he meets Matilda Duplaine.

Matilda is a beautiful and mysterious young woman who has never left the lush Bel-Air estate where she was raised. Thomas is immediately entranced by the enigmatic girl, and the two begin a secret love affair. But what starts as an enchanted romance soon unravels a web of secrets and lies that could destroy their lives—and the lives of everyone around them—forever.

A modern-day Gatsby tale filled with unforgettable characters and charm, The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine is a sparkling love letter to Los Angeles and a captivating journey beyond the golden gates of its most glamorous estates. Timeless, romantic and utterly absorbing, it is a mesmerizing tale of privilege, identity and the difficult choices we make in the pursuit of power.
Visit Alex Brunkhorst's website.

The Page 69 Test: The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine.

--Marshal Zeringue