Graceland

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Autor/es
Roberts, Bethan
ISBN13
9781784742485
ISBN10
1784742481
Tipo
LIBRO
Páginas
423
Año de Edición
2019
Idioma
inglés
Encuadernación
Tapa dura
Editorial:
PENGUIN BOOKS
Disponibilidad:
Disponible

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"Graceland is an astonishing literary achievement. Bethan Roberts somehow manages to unlock the mystery to that beautiful sadness in the voice of Elvis. Utterly heartbreaking." (Jake Arnott)

"One is always in safe hands with Bethan Roberts, especially when the subject is love." (Lynne Truss)

"Bethan Roberts grew up in a house filled with Elvis?s music and pored over her mother?s Elvis annuals and scrapbooks as a child? its emotional range rings true and its fidelity to a certain strain of wistful melancholy might go deeper than facts... an understated, thoughtful novel about a man who wore suits fashioned from gold leaf on stage, which occasionally prompts the reader to burst into song." (Susie Boyt Financial Times)


What happens when your only son becomes The King of Rock ?n? Roll?



From the moment she first holds him, after his twin brother is stillborn, Gladys Presley loves her son Elvis ferociously. She will be his greatest influence, the love of his life. She will be the one by his side, when Elvis is a boy and his father is in the jailhouse; as the family move from place to place, skirting poverty in Tupelo, Mississippi; as Elvis?s obsession with music grows; as they move to Memphis and he begins his whirlwind rise to never-before-seen success?

And he will love her back, even as his heart is turned by the blues, clothes and girls. But while he makes it big in Hollywood, brings audiences across the land to their knees and achieves unimagined wealth and fame, there is another story ? of drinking and diet pills, loneliness and loss. While the heat and music of the American South in the 40s and 50s play in the background, a heartbreaking portrait of a mother?s love and a son?s devotion takes centre stage. When Elvis reaches the height of his power, he buys his family the ultimate mansion on the hill, Graceland, where he hopes his mother will be happy. The reality, though, is very different, and Elvis finds that even kings must go on alone.


'Graceland is an astonishing literary achievement. Bethan Roberts somehow manages to unlock the mystery to that beautiful sadness in the voice of Elvis. Utterly heartbreaking.' Jake Arnott











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