Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)
Published: March 26, 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1250028647
ISBN - 13: 9781250028648
From the Publisher
I wish I could tell everyone who thinks we're ruined, Look
closer…and you'll see something extraordinary, mystifying,
something real and true. We have never been what we seemed.
When beautiful, reckless Southern belle Zelda Sayre meets F. Scott
Fitzgerald at a country club dance in 1918, she is seventeen years
old and he is a young army lieutenant stationed in Alabama. Before
long, the "ungettable" Zelda has fallen for him despite his
unsuitability: Scott isn't wealthy or prominent or even a
Southerner, and keeps insisting, absurdly, that his writing will
bring him both fortune and fame. Her father is deeply unimpressed.
But after Scott sells his first novel, This Side of Paradise, to
Scribner's, Zelda optimistically boards a train north, to marry him
in the vestry of St. Patrick's Cathedral and take the rest as it
What comes, here at the dawn of the Jazz Age, is unimagined
attention and success and celebrity that will make Scott and Zelda
legends in their own time. Everyone wants to meet the dashing young
author of the scandalous novel-and his witty, perhaps even more
scandalous wife. Zelda bobs her hair, adopts daring new fashions,
and revels in this wild new world. Each place they go becomes a
playground: New York City, Long Island, Hollywood, Paris, and the
French Riviera-where they join the endless party of the glamorous,
sometimes doomed Lost Generation that includes Ernest Hemingway,
Sara and Gerald Murphy, and Gertrude Stein.
Everything seems new and possible. Troubles, at first, seem to fade
like morning mist. But not even Jay Gatsby's parties go on forever.
Who is Zelda, other than the wife of a famous-sometimes
infamous-husband? How can she forge her own identity while fighting
her demons and Scott's, too? With brilliant insight and
imagination, Therese Anne Fowler brings us Zelda's irresistible
story as she herself might have told it.