Another City, Not My Own (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Feb 8, 2012 - Fiction - 416 pages
26 Reviews
This is the story of the Trial of the Century as only Dominick Dunne can write it. Told from the point of view of one of Dunne's most familiar fictional characters-Gus Bailey-Another City, Not My Own tells how Gus, the movers and shakers of Los Angeles, and the city itself are drawn into the vortex of the O.J. Simpson trial.

We have met Gus Bailey in previous novels by Dominick Dunne. He is a writer and journalist, father of a murdered child, and chronicler of justice-served or denied-as it relates to the rich and famous.  Now back in Los Angeles, a city that once adored him and later shunned him, Gus is caught up in what soon becomes a national obsession. Using real names and places, Dunne interweaves the story of the trial with the personal trials Gus endures as he faces his own mortality.

By day, Gus is at the courthouse, the confidant of the Goldman and Simpson families, the lawyers, the journalists, the hangers-on, even the judge; at night he is the honored guest at the most dazzling gatherings in town as everyone-from Kirk Douglas to Heidi Fleiss, from Elizabeth Taylor to Nancy Reagan-delights in the latest news from the corridors of the courthouse.

Another City, Not My Own does what no other book on this sensational case has been able to do because of Dominick Dunne's unique ability to probe the sensibilities of participants and observers. This book illuminates the meaning of guilt and innocence in America today. A vivid, revealing achievement, Another City, Not My Own is Dominick Dunne at his best.


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User Review  - Susan - Goodreads

Really, was there a plot buried underneath all the name-dropping? And the name-dropping as well of their fictitious names in his other novels. Seriously, I didn't think I'd make it through, but I persevered. Read full review

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User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

Complete twisted lunacy. Pervasive name-dropping. Very little on the legalities of the case, but somehow oddly compelling. I'm not even sure the guy is a good writer. As a reminder of how weird the ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
24
Section 4
30
Section 5
42
Section 6
51
Section 7
78
Section 8
88
Section 15
185
Section 16
192
Section 17
211
Section 18
226
Section 19
236
Section 20
259
Section 21
275
Section 22
286

Section 9
103
Section 10
113
Section 11
132
Section 12
147
Section 13
157
Section 14
178
Section 23
308
Section 24
325
Section 25
343
Section 26
358
Section 27
373
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About the author (2012)

Dominick Dunne, who spent three years covering the trials of O.J. Simpson, is an internationally acclaimed journalist and the best-selling author of both fiction and nonfiction, including A Season in Purgatory, An Inconvenient Woman, The Two Mrs. Grenvilles, People Like Us, and The Mansions of Limbo.


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