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The Day of the Locust

$25.50

The Day of the Locust is an exposure of the sordid reality beneath the surface of Hollywood, where West worked and The Dream Life of Balso Snell is a surrealist fantasy.

Tod Hackett is a brilliant young artist – and a man in danger of losing his heart. Brought to an LA studio as a set-designer, he is soon caught up in a fantasy world where the cult of celebrity rules.But when he becomes besotted by the beautiful Faye, an aspiring actress and occasional call-girl, his dream rapidly becomes a nightmare. For, with little in the way of looks and no money to buy her time, Tod’s desperate passion can only lead to frustration, disillusionment and rage …