Arts & Entertainments (2014) A few Law & Order episodes aside, Eddie Hartley's acting career is a failure. To pay for his wife's infertility treatments, he sells an old… 2014-07-01 Fiction Ecco Press
Book Review

Arts & Entertainments (2014)

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTS Christopher Beha
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTS Christopher Beha

Details Release Date: Jul 01, 2014; Writer: Christopher Beha; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Ecco Press

A few Law & Order episodes aside, Eddie Hartley's acting career is a failure. To pay for his wife's infertility treatments, he sells an old sex tape he made with a now-famous ex-girlfriend, thinking he can keep himself anonymous. But his identity is leaked, and soon Hartley is as famous as he always wanted to be, just for the wrong reasons. In this novel, being a star is like being trapped in a Kafka story. As Beha pushes Hartley through the bizarre mechanics of fame, he brings in everything from religion to social media. It's a funny, sharp study of celebrity and all the strings that come with it. A-

Originally posted Jul 16, 2014 Published in issue #1321-1322 Jul 25, 2014 Order article reprints