Adam Braver - Misfit

Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 6:00pm
Adam Braver presents his novel Misfit ($15.95). The story centers on the last weekend of Marilyn Monroe’s life, which she spent at Frank Sinatra’s resort, the Cal Neva Lodge, in Lake Tahoe. Melding facts with fiction, Braver takes moments throughout Monroe’s life—her childhood, her marriages with Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller, her studies with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio, and her role in The Misfits, the film Miller wrote for her—and explores how they informed her tragic end.

Adam Braver is the author of five novels, most recently Misfit. His books have been selected for the IndieNext list and twice for the Book Sense list, as well as having been translated into Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and French. He is on faculty and writer-in-residence at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI. In addition to having taught for the University of New Orleans' Low Residency MFA program, he's also been a regular writer-in-residence at the New York State Summer Writers Institute.
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ISBN: 9781935639404
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Published: Tin House Books - July 24th, 2012

Marilyn Monroe is one of the most iconic figures in the history of Hollywood, and her legendary work on the big screen is eclipsed only perhaps by the lengend of her life off it. Adam Braver's Misfit centers on the last weekend of Monroe's life, which she spent at Frank Sinatra's resort, the Cal Neva Lodge, in Lake Tahoe.