Wormwood by D.J. Levien

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For Nathan Pitch, 21, Hollywood is fraught with minefields - who to sleep with, who not to sleep with, who to schmooze and who to use. Fuelled by regular mind-bending sessions with a bottle of absinthe, he is determined to undermine the industry upon which he has based his hopes and career.

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D J LEVIEN is a novelist, film director, and scriptwriter. Levien's first feature film, Rounders, starred Matt Damon. His most recent film, Knockaround Guys, stars John Malkovich and Vin Diesel. He has written for Details, Esquire, and Premiere magazines. He lives in New York City.
Published January 1, 1999 by Hyperion Books. 192 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In this antic insider's tale as seen by Nathan Pitch, a movie studio grunt who managed to preserve his scruples while becoming a head story editor, Hollywood is referred to as ""Wormwood,"" after the volatile ingredient in absinthe, the favored intoxicant of 19th-century Parisian artistes that is...

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