Hollywood EndingAuthor: Kathy Charles
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Set in a glamorous and seedy Los Angeles, Hollywood Ending is a story that will make your heart skip a beat.
Pink-haired Hilda and endearing punk Benji, both seventeen, have an obsessive hobby — they haunt the places where Hollywood celebrities have died.
In rundown Echo Park, once the hub of the movie business, they find the squalid apartment where a second-rate silent movie star stabbed himself to death with nail scissors. Its current tenant is Hank, an old man with a mysterious past.
While Benji dives deeper into the cult of celebrity death, Hank and Hilda make an unlikely pair. Then Jake the screenwriter turns up. What’s his story?
Kathy Charles has talent to burn and takes the reader into the heart of the movie world, and the shadows of our own personal histories. Hollywood Ending is a thriller, a comedy about the weirdness of growing up, and a wry love-letter to Los Angeles.
AwardsAward: Shortlisted, NSW Premier's literary award Year: 2010 Prize: Ethel Turner Prize for Young People's Literature & Glenda Adams Award for New Writing for Fiction
Category:Fiction General Fiction