A novel about Lucille Ball, this book is a hybrid of family memoir, biography, and fiction. A thrilling love story starring Hollywood’s first true media mogul.
This indelible romance begins with a daring conceit — that the author’s grandfather may have had an affair with Lucille Ball. Strauss offers a fresh view of a celebrity America loved more than any other. Lucille Ball — the most powerful woman in the history of Hollywood — starred in America’s first big-time interracial marriage. She owned more movie sets than did any movie studio. And she more or less single-handedly created the modern TV business. And yet, Lucille’s off-camera life was in disarray. While acting out a happy marriage for millions, in private she suffered. Her partner couldn’t stay faithful. She struggled to manage her fame with the demands of being a mother, a creative genius, an entrepreneur, and most of all, a symbol. "The Queen of Tuesday"—Strauss’s follow-up to the NBCC-winning Half a Life—mixes fact and fiction, memoir and novel, to imagine the provocative story of a woman we thought we knew.
Darin Strauss is a bestselling author whose work has earned him a number of awards. He currently lives in Brooklyn. He is the clinical professor of fiction in the graduate writing program at NYU.
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