The Storyteller Author:Harold Robbins Harols Robbins' new novel is a stunning return to the theme that made "A Stone for Danny Fisher" a best-selling classic, and "The Carpetbaggers" one of the most successful novels of all time: a young man fighting his way up from poverty to wealth, fame and sexual success. — Joe Crown is a poor boy from Brooklyn, with a burning ambition to write--... more »to be a storyteller. His jouney to the big time is tough and hard-edged--it takes him from the world of gangsters, drug dealers, whores and pimps, in which he comes of age, to the glamour of Hollywood, the dolce vita of Europe, and all the glitter, self-indulgence and easy sex that comes in the wake of success.
As much as Joe wants fame, he hungers for love, searching for it with:
--Motty, his chilodhood girlfriend, whom he marries, then loses when they move to the glitter of L.A.:
--Blanche, the sex-hungry wife of the studio boss, who can make or break Joe's career:
--Marissa, the down-to-earth black girl whose sexual expertise surprises even Joe:
--The countess, the living embodiment of la dolce vita:
--And Laura, the one woman Joe really loves, who remains always at the center of his dream of success...
Never has there been a best-seller that combined so many elements of sexual passion and hard-driving ambition in a story that is at one first-class entertainment and a part of the American Dream. Spanning New York, Hollywood and Europe, its cast includes stars, adventurous crooks and heroes.