Slow Days, Fast Company

The World, The Flesh, and L.A.
Product Number: EB00629692
Released: Aug 30, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781681370095
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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Description

No one burned hotter than Eve Babitz. Possessing skin that radiated "its own kind of moral laws," spectacular teeth, and a figure that was the stuff of legend, she seduced seemingly everyone who was anyone in Los Angeles for a long stretch of the 1960s and '70s. One man proved elusive, however, and so Babitz did what she did best, she wrote him a book. Slow Days, Fast Company is a full-fledged and full-bodied evocation of a bygone Southern California that far exceeds its mash-note premise. In ten sun-baked, Santa Ana wind-swept sketches, Babitz re-creates a Los Angeles of movie stars distraught over their success, socialites on three-day drug binges holed up in the Chateau Marmont, soap-opera actors worried that tomorrow's script will kill them off, Italian femmes fatales even more fatal than Babitz. And she even leaves LA now and then, spending an afternoon at the house of flawless Orange County suburbanites, a day among the grape pickers of the Central Valley, a weekend in Palm Springs where her dreams of romance fizzle and her only solace is Virginia Woolf. In the end it doesn't matter if Babitz ever gets the guy-she seduces us.

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Author(s): Eve Babitz
Original Publish Date: Aug 30, 2016

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Author(s): Eve Babitz
Narrator(s): Mia Barron
Product Number C04379
Released: Feb 17, 2017
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ISBN: #9781501922176
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Author(s): Eve Babitz
Narrator(s): Mia Barron
Product Number Z12329
Released: Jan 01, 2017
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ISBN: #9781501922206

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