Pre-Order Chuck Palahniuk's Upcoming Novel 'Tell All' Today!
Chuck Palahniuk's next novel 'Tell All' just went up on Amazon as a pre-order this week, with completed cover design. I immediately went to the good people at Random House for a blurb about the book, and got these words from Chuck's wonderful editor, Gerry Howard:
“A dark reimagining of All About Eve and a hilarious assault on celebrity. From the absolute master of dark reimaginings and hilarious assaults.”
The book is due out May 4th, 2010. But you can pre-order it now.
Here is a reminder of the plot: The novel will feature Lillian Hellman, a real life playright. She is best known as Dashielle Hammet's lover and the writer of the controversial film "The Children's Hour" which featured Audrey Hepburn and Shirley McClain as lesbians. According to the interview, Chuck wants to reinvent her as a "larger than life Super Hero" and talk about her incredible life and exploits, as she wrote about them in her memoir "An Unfinished Woman". .
You can listen to the full, 16 min audio interview with Chuck, where he discusses "Tell All" by clicking here. (Chuck begins talking about the novel around the 15:19 mark)
And here is some more information about Hellman from her Wikipedia page:
Lillian Florence Hellman (June 20, 1905 – June 30, 1984) was an American playwright, linked throughout her life with many left-wing causes. She was romantically involved for 30 years with mystery and crime writer Dashiell Hammett (and was the inspiration for his character Nora Charles), and was also a long-time friend and literary executor of author Dorothy Parker.