Dazzle Author:Judith Krantz Meet Jazz Kilkullen, the most contemporary and warmly approachable of Judith Krantz’s heroines. Jazz is humorous, impetuous and gifted with a unique talent for photography, a creature totally of the 1990s. At twenty-nine, Jazz is still an urchin underneath her dashing style, an electric hussy who possesses an original and authoritative bea... more »uty. She is playful and unabashedly flirtatious, yet mature and admirable as she fights for her vision of the future.
Enter Dazzle, the huge photographers’ studio in lively Venice Beach, California, which Jazz owns with two male partners. There she pursues her blazingly successful career, as famous herself as most of the celebrities who flock to Dazzle to be photographed by her for magazine covers and advertising campaigns. Her tumultuous life is further enlivened by three vastly different and interesting men who have only one thing in common—a passion for Jazz Kilkullen.
Discover the Kilkullen Ranch, Jazz’s beloved family home, an unspoiled cattle ranch that lies on the coast between Los Angeles and San Diego. The land, originally a Spanish Land Grant to Jazz’s ancestors, is a glorious spread encompassing a hundred square miles, making Mike Kilkullen, Jazz’s father and a seventh-generation Californian, the single largest landowner in California. The Kilkullen Ranch is a heritage now worth three billion dollars. Developers all over the world will not rest until one of them can claim it.
Savor the dynamics of the Kilkullen family’s internal strife; the hatred Mike Kilkullen’s first wife still feels toward him from her exile in Marbella; the tragedy of Jazz’s exquisite, stubborn mother, a Swedish actress who changed the history of American film; the machinations of Jazz’s two half sisters, one a worldly New York interior decorator, the other a five-times-married socialite who lives for sexual experimentation.« less