Bandbox

Bandbox

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Baker & Taylor
In Jazz Age New York, Jehoshaphat "Joe" Harris and his offbeat employees battle a sabotaged fiction contest, the NYPD vice squad, the kidnapping of a subscriber, and a gorgeous but murderous film actress cover girl as they struggle to outwit a new competitor to save their popular magazine, Bandbox. By the author of Dewey Defeats Truman. 25,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Bandbox is a hugely successful magazine, a glamorous monthly cocktail of 1920s obsessions from the stock market to radio to gangland murder. Edited by the bombastic Jehoshaphat "Joe" Harris, the magazine has a masthead that includes, among many others, a grisly, alliterative crime writer; a shy but murderously determined copyboy; and a burned-out vaudeville correspondent who's lovesick for his loyal, dewy assistant.
As the novel opens, the defection of Harris's most ambitious protege has plunged Bandbox into a death struggle with a new competitor on the newsstand. But there's more to come: a sabotaged fiction contest, the NYPD vice squad, a subscriber's kidnapping, and a film-actress cover subject who makes the heroines of Fosse's Chicago look like the girls next door. While Harris and his magazine careen from comic crisis to make-or-break calamity, the novel races from skyscraper to speakeasy, hops a luxury train to Hollywood, and crashes a buttoned-down dinner with Calvin Coolidge.

Baker
& Taylor

Jehoshaphat "Joe" Harris and his offbeat employees battle a sabotaged fiction contest, the NYPD vice squad, the kidnapping of a subscriber, and a gorgeous but murderous film actress cover girl as they struggle to outwit a new competitor to save their popular magazine, Bandbox.

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375421167
0375421165
Branch Call Number: F MAL
Characteristics: 305 p. ; 22 cm

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