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    E–book [Delayed Rays of a Star] Genre Historical FictionPublisher Doubleday BooksPublication Date July 9 2019Spanning the 1920s to 2003 this sprawling novel is expertly woven with characters that are powerfully alive Koe’s novel was inspired by a 1928 photograph taken in Berlin of then up and coming real life actresses Marlene Dietrich Anna May Wong and Leni Riefenstahl at a party in Berlin For those who don't know these film icons Marlene Dietrich was a gende

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    summary Delayed Rays of a Star download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ä Amanda Lee Koe Amanda Lee Koe Ä 0 review In 1928 a photograph was taken of Anna May Wong Marlene Dietrich and Leni Riefenstahl at a party at Weimar Berlin Amanda Lee Koe uses this photograph as the basis for her debut novel Delayed Rays of a Star In the novel we follow the lives of these three women over the course of the 20th century I have read Dietrich’s biography and Riefenstahl’s autobiography and never have I read a novel that uses real people so authentically Each cha

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    download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ä Amanda Lee Koe Amanda Lee Koe Ä 0 review E–book [Delayed Rays of a Star] Men would mouth off without thinking twice about who they were crossing Never having to fight for anything made them complacent and

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    E–book [Delayed Rays of a Star] summary Delayed Rays of a Star Before reviewing Amanda Lee Koe's actual writing it must be noted that the Doubleday hardcover edition of Delayed Rays Of A Star is physically a work of art in bookmaking  The dust jacket features some beautiful design work by a Michael J Windsor that perfectly incorporates design aesthetics of the classical Hollywood era and cont

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    E–book [Delayed Rays of a Star] Delayed Rays of a Star begins and ends with a photograph of three actresses at a party in Berlin in 1928 Marlene Dietrich Anna May Wong and Len

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    E–book [Delayed Rays of a Star] Amanda Lee Koe Ä 0 review summary Delayed Rays of a Star Amanda Lee Koe’s inspiration for this ambitious novel was a single photograph taken by famed photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt at a party in Berlin in 1928 The picture is of filmmakeractress Leni Riefenstahl Hollywood actress Anna May Wong and Marlene Dietrich Koe takes us to this party and uses that as her jumping off point for stories that read like memoirs from each woman’s point of viewTo get into the head of eac

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    download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ä Amanda Lee Koe E–book [Delayed Rays of a Star] Amanda Lee Koe Ä 0 review this is a modern masterpiece pls run not walk to get your copy it is about three film icons dietrich wong and liefenstahl but I think the true gems in this book are the unknown stories of the “supporting cast” whose lives are marked by the three stars the prose is dense but never clunky This is an intricate and intelligent no

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Amanda Lee Koe Ä 0 review download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ä Amanda Lee Koe Delayed Rays of a Star review Ú 0 A dazzling novel following the lives of three groundbreaking women Marlene Dietrich Anna May Wong and Leni Riefenstahl cinema legends who lit up the twentieth centuryAt a chance encounter at a Berlin soirée in 1928 the photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt captures three very different women together in one frame up and coming German actress Marlene Dietrich who would wend her way into Hollywood as one of its lasting icons; Anna May Wong the world's first Chinese American star playing for bit parts while dreaming of breaking away from her fat. In 1928 a photograph was taken of Anna May Wong Marlene Dietrich and Leni Riefenstahl at a party at Weimar Berlin Amanda Lee Koe uses this photograph as the basis for her debut novel Delayed Rays of a Star In the novel we follow the lives of these three women over the course of the 20th century I have read Dietrich s biography and Riefenstahl s autobiography and never have I read a novel that uses real people so authentically Each character main to minor glows It is a book about sexism art racism and conseuences Our smallest actions lead to large outcomes when we cannot yet know it Amanda Lee Koe is a master storyteller This is her epic Everything became a fantastic joke if you could afford to hang around long enough for the punchline Listening to the Smith s strangeways here we come in honor of my two favorite characters Ibrahim and B b From netgalley for an honest review

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Amanda Lee Koe Ä 0 review download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ä Amanda Lee Koe Delayed Rays of a Star review Ú 0 Her's modest laundry; and Leni Riefenstahl whose work as a director would first make her famous then infamous     From this curious point of intersection DELAYED RAYS OF A STAR lets loose the trajectories of these women's lives From Weimar Berlin to LA's Chinatown from a seaside resort in East Germany to a luxury apartment on the Champs Elysées the different settings they inhabit are as richly textured as the roles they play siren muse predator or lover each one a carefully calibrated performance And in the orbit of each star live s. An amazing read It was wonderful uite heavy for me A historical and biographical fiction Touches on the inner workings of movie making and the mixing of reality and fantasy There were many themes I liked the fight for control the changing relationships and the way each character saw each other I had difficult time getting through this book because it kind of heavy to me I just had to put it down for days but I finished it anyway BravoThe plot was okay and neat Easy to follow I don t know about the characters before it s just feels so good to know each one of them throughout the book Thank you Pansing for sending me a copy of Delayed Rays of a Star in return for an honest review This book is available at all good bookstores

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Amanda Lee Koe Ä 0 review download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ä Amanda Lee Koe Delayed Rays of a Star review Ú 0 Econdary players a Chinese immigrant housemaid a German soldier on leave from North Africa a pompous Hollywood director whose voices and viewpoints reveal the legacy each woman left in her own time as well as in ours     Amanda Lee Koe's playful wry prose guides the reader dexterously around murky uestions of ego persona complicity desire and difference Intimate and raw DELAYED RAYS OF A STAR is a visceral depiction of womanhood its particular hungers its calculations and its eventual betrayals and announces a bold new literary voice. Delayed Rays of a Star begins and ends with a photograph of three actresses at a party in Berlin in 1928 Marlene Dietrich Anna May Wong and Leni Riefenstahl Ambitious in its scope and its attempt to render these famous personalities of the early 20th century into relatable and flawed humans the novel moves back and forth between these three characters as they each make their marks as independent women in a male dominated film industry and also wrestle with their respective demons Dietrich being labeled a traitor for renouncing her German citizenship to go to Hollywood during WWII Wong s predicament of being offered only roles that were stereotypes of Asian women yet also being deemed too Chinese to play a Chinese when auditioning for the one Hollywood film with an Asian lead Riefenstahl s close relationship with the Nazis leading to attacks on her and her work after the war I confess I did not know about any of them before reading the book but was inspired to watch Shanghai Express after finishing it and appreciated the scenes that Koe so lovingly describes as well as the butterfly lighting that made Marlene look like she d been dusted in gold foil I loved Koe s earlier collection Ministry of Moral Panic for its inventive twists on the people of the Singaporean heartland and the minor characters here showcase her skill B b a Chinese immigrant who serves as Dietrich s housekeeper as she lives out her last years Ibrahim a poetry loving Turkish German who forms a bond with B b and Hans Haas the best boy on Riefenstahl s crew for Tiefland who struggles with finding his own voice The cast becomes a little crowded with the added cameos of Walter Benjamin JFK Marlon Brando and Hitler among others I felt that the large ensemble of characters prevented me from deeply identifying with any one of them too closely However each character and the events they feature in are carefully crafted and seuenced in a complex web of space and time that illustrates the conflicting ideas and tensions each individual faces juxtaposed against the march of historyIf there is one common thread that runs through the book it is how we construct and edit the images and identities that we choose to see and that are projected to the world As Anna May says in response to a Chinese critic An actress authenticity is not in her life it is in her performance This is most memorable in how Leni s devotion to her artistic vision while filming Tiefland is also a way of survival by ignoring the atrocities of the Nazi death camps nearby she could not show that troubled face to the crewif one person broke down to ask why they were making an alpine movie about a shepherd and a dancer when the world around them had gone mad everything would turn to dust they would all be back in the city ueueing for rations and cowering in bunkers That must not happen Koe paints everyone in believable shades of grey such that a reader could empathise with even Riefenstahl who directed two of the most effective Nazi propaganda films ever madeThe title of the book is taken from a passage from Barthes Camera Lucida the photograph of the missing being as Sontag says will touch me like the delayed rays of a star Just like how the characters calibrate their images to transcend their realities and regain their agency so does Koe revise and embellish history shaping the rays of these bygone luminaries of film so that they continue to ask uestions that still resonate today

  • Kindle Edition
  • 384
  • Delayed Rays of a Star
  • Amanda Lee Koe
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  • 12 October 2019
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