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March 13, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
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A strange man discovers our nameless narrator selling popcorn at a small-town movie theater and offers her an odd and lucrative position: she will forget her job, her acquaintances, even her name, and move to Los Angeles, where she will become the body double of troubled celebrity Rosanna Feld. A nervous breakdown has forced Rosanna out of the public eye, and she needs a look-alike to take her place in the tabloid media circus. A dark, glittering debut, Emily Beyda’s The Body Double (Doubleday) is a fabulously plotted noir about fame, beauty, and the darkness of Hollywood.