The Gold Diggers: A Novel by Paul MonetteThe Gold Diggers: A Novel by Paul Monette

The Gold Diggers: A Novel

byPaul Monette

Paperback | April 22, 2014

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Paul Monette’s uproarious, sexy novel takes us deep into the glamorous world of vintage Los Angeles

Perched on top of a hill in the oldest part of Bel Air, Crook House is the grand mansion that gilded Hollywood dreams are made of. It seemed like the perfect place for the exhausted and neurotic Rita to take time away from her life and catch up with her old friend Peter and his lover, Nick. What she didn’t count on was her friends’ emotional baggage, not to mention the suspicious tales of a buried treasure underneath the house.

This second novel from Paul Monette puts a tender focus on the ways in which money and time can distort relationships, while also demonstrating how the ties between friends can endure—and even grow stronger—no matter what the distance or history. As Rita, Nick, and Peter get closer to unraveling the mystery buried underneath Crook House, they begin to learn that what they are searching for could be the key to their very survival.

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Paul Monette including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the Paul Monette papers of the UCLA Library Special Collections.
Paul Monette (1945–1995) was an author, poet, and gay rights activist. Born in Massachusetts and educated at Yale University, he moved with his partner Roger Horwitz to Los Angeles in 1978 and became involved in the gay rights movement. Monette’s writing captures the sense of heartbreak and loss at the center of the AIDS crisis. His fi...
Title:The Gold Diggers: A NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:494 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5.25 × 0.68 inPublished:April 22, 2014Publisher:Open Road MediaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1480474134

ISBN - 13:9781480474130


Editorial Reviews

“[Monette’s] memorable, multifaceted characters transcend the boundaries suggested by their sexual orientations.” —Publishers Weekly on Halfway Home

“[Paul Monette] was a superbly gifted writer.” —James McBride, author of The Color of Water and The Good Lord Bird