Imperial Bedrooms - Bret Easton Ellis
Bret Ellis's first novel, "Less Than Zero, " is one of the signal novels of the last thirty years, and he now follows those infamous teenagers into an even more desperate middle age. Clay, a successful screenwriter, has returned from New York to Los Angeles to help cast his new movie, and he's soon drifting through a long-familiar circle. Blair, his former girlfriend, is married to Trent, a powerful manager who's still a bisexual philanderer, and their Beverly Hills parties attract various levels of fame and fortune. Then there's Clay's childhood friend Julian, a recovering addict, and their old dealer, Rip, face-lifted beyond recognition and seemingly even more sinister than in his notorious past. But Clay's own demons emerge once he meets a gorgeous young actress determined to win a role in his movie. And when his life careens out of control, he's forced to come to terms with the deepest recesses of his character--and with his proclivity for betrayal. A genuine literary event.
Bret Easton Ellis