Meet The Author: John Connolly
John Connolly, author of the Charlie Parker mysteries and other novels, launches his latest novel: he
An extraordinary re-imagining of the life of one of the greatest screen comedians the world has ever known: Stan Laurel. A man who knew both adoration and humiliation; who loved, and was loved in turn; who betrayed, and was betrayed; who never sought to cause pain to others, yet left a trail of affairs and broken marriages in his wake…
Connolly recreates the golden age of Hollywood in an intensely compassionate study of the tension between commercial demands and artistic integrity, the human frailties behind even the greatest of artists, and one of the most enduring and beloved partnerships in cinema history: Laurel & Hardy
Laurel’s life was ultimately defined by one relationship of such tenderness and devotion that only death could sever it: his partnership with the man he knew as Babe.
he is Stan Laurel.
But he did not really exist. Stan Laurel was a fiction.
Presented by City Books. This special evening will include a reading, Q&A, book signing, plus the screening of a short Laurel & Hardy film.