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The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine

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The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine

The story begins with a dinner party invitation… 

When young journalist Thomas Cleary is sent to dig up quotes for the obituary of a legendary film producer, the man's eccentric daughter offers him entrée into the exclusive upper echelons of Hollywood society. A small-town boy with working-class roots, Thomas is a stranger in this opulent world of private jets and sprawling mansions. 

Then he meets Matilda Duplaine.  

Matilda is a beautiful and mysterious young woman who has never left the lush Bel-Air estate where she was raised. Thomas is immediately entranced by the enigmatic girl, and the two begin a secret love affair. But what starts as an enchanted romance soon unravels a web of secrets and lies that could destroy their lives --- and the lives of everyone around them --- forever. 

A modern-day Gatsby tale filled with unforgettable characters and charm, THE GILDED LIFE OF MATILDA DUPLAINE is a sparkling love letter to Los Angeles and a captivating journey beyond the golden gates of its most glamorous estates. Timeless, romantic and utterly absorbing, it is a mesmerizing tale of privilege, identity and the difficult choices we make in the pursuit of power.

The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine
by Alex Brunkhorst

  • Publication Date: April 26, 2016
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Mira
  • ISBN-10: 0778318877
  • ISBN-13: 9780778318873