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Slow days, fast company

Babitz, Eve2016
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There was a time when no one burned hotter than Eve Babitz. Possessing skin that radiated 'its own kind of moral laws,' spectacular teeth, and a figure that was the stuff of legend, she seduced seemingly everyone who was anyone in Los Angeles for a long stretch of the 1960s and '70s. But there was one man who proved elusive, and so Babitz did what she did best, she wrote him a book. She also pulled off a remarkable sleight of hand: 'Slow Days, Fast Company' far exceeds its mash-note premise. It is a full-fledged and full-bodied evocation of a bygone Southern California. In ten sun-baked, Santa Ana wind-swept sketches, Babitz re-creates a Los Angeles of movie stars distraught over their success; socialites on three-day drug binges, evading their East Coast banking husbands; soap-opera actors worried that tomorrow's script will kill them off; Italian femme fatales even more fatal than she is.
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Babitz, Eve, author
New York : New York Review Books, 2016.New York : New York Review Books, 2016.
200 pages ; 21 cm.
9781681370088 (pbk)
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