Love and Death on Long Island

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Grove Press, 1990 - Fiction - 137 pages
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The basis for the hit independent film starring Jason Priestly and John Hurt, Love and Death on Long Island is an update of Death in Venice. When he wanders into the wrong theater and finds himself watching the wretched teen-pic Hotpants College II, cerebral British author Giles De'Ath becomes romantically obsessed with dreamboat Ronnie Bostock. Giles's infatuation drives him to the unthinkable: he reads American fan magazines and watches movies with titles like Tex Mex and Skid Marks. And finally, he travels to Long Island, intent on meeting Ronnie in the flesh.

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Gilbert Adair has written numerous novel, including Love and Death on Long Island, which was made into a major movie. He wrote the screenplay for the Bertolucci film The Dreamers, and won the Moncrieff Translation Prize for his translation of work by French avant gardist Georges Perec. Adair writes a column for The Guardian and lives in London.

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