The Day of the Locust

The Day of the Locust

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Classics & Modern Classics
Paperback Published on: 07/06/2018
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'He began to wonder if he himself didn't suffer from the ingrained, morbid apathy he liked to draw in others'

Tod Hackett is a brilliant young artist - and a man in danger of losing his heart. Brought to an LA studio as a set-designer, he is soon caught up in a fantasy world where the cult of celebrity rules.

But when he becomes besotted by the beautiful Faye, an aspiring actress and occasional call-girl, his dream rapidly becomes a nightmare. For, with little in the way of looks and no money to buy her time, Tod's desperate passion can only lead to frustration, disillusionment and rage ...

The Penguin English Library - collectable general readers' editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century to the end of the Second World War.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241341674
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Weight: 134g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 10 mm

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The Day of the Locust
A Dangerous love triangle
I love this short story it is about a young artist falls in love with a young lady that sends into a web of dark desires as she doesn’t love him! it ... READ MORE
Freya Bradley
The Day of the Locust
Couldn’t put it down!
Wanted to read this slowly over a few weeks but finished it in a few days! Brilliant commentary on the darker side of humanity and of chasing dreams.
Will Horton