Daisy Jones et The Six... le groupe de rock le plus mythique de tous les temps. De leurs débuts dans les bars miteux d'un Sunset Strip écrasé de soleil californien à la gloire, leur histoire est celle d'une ascension fulgurante. C'est aussi celle de Daisy Jones, l'icône ultime. Mais le 12 juillet 1979, après le plus mémorable des concerts, le groupe a éclaté. Personne n'a jamais su pourquoi... Jusqu'à aujourd'hui. Musiciens, fans, managers, amants, gardiens d'immeubles, ils ont tous été les témoins de cette histoire... Mais quarante ans plus tard, chacun a sa propre version de la vérité.
THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'I LOVE it . . . I can't remember the last time I read a book that was so fun' DOLLY ALDERTON _________________ They were the new icons of rock and roll, fated to burn bright and not fade away.
But on 12 July 1979, it all came crashing down.
There was Daisy, rock and roll force of nature, brilliant songwriter and unapologetic drug addict, the half-feral child who rose to superstardom.
There was Camila, the frontman's wife, too strong-willed to let the band implode - and all too aware of the electric connection between her husband and Daisy.
There was Karen, ice-cool keyboardist, a ferociously independent woman in a world that wasn't ready for her.
And there were the men surrounding them: the feuding, egotistical Dunne brothers, the angry guitarist chafing on the sidelines, the drummer binge-drinking on his boat, the bassist trying to start a family amid a hedonistic world tour. They were creative minds striking sparks from each other, ready to go up in flames.
It's never just about the music...
_________________ 'Brace for 2019's first pop-culture sensation . . . we're not exaggerating . . . new obsession, incoming' TELEGRAPH 'Utterly believable . . . fantastically enjoyable' THE TIMES 'Pitch perfect' SUNDAY TIMES 'Reads like an addictive Netflix documentary meets A Star Is Born - despite being utterly fictional. It's also a call-to-arms that when you find your niche, don't doubt, embrace it.' EMERALD STREET 'The verdict: Daisy Jones steals the limelight... A zeitgeist book for 2019' STYLIST 'Well observed, sensitively told . . . a great read.' WILL GOMPERTZ, BBC 'A tremendously engaging, and completely believable tale of rock and roll excess... inventive, persuasive and completely satisfying.' DYLAN JONES 'I spent a lost weekend in this book. Daisy Jones is an instant icon.' ERIN KELLY 'DAISY JONES @00000041@ THE SIX is a transporting novel - at once a love story, a glimpse into the combustible inner workings of a rock-and-roll band, and a pitch-perfect recreation of the music scene of the Fleetwood Mac era. You'll never want it to end.' CECILIA AHERN 'Once in a blue moon you get to discover a book you end up pressing upon many other people to read. Taylor Jenkins Reid has got every nuance, every detail exact and right. I loved every word.' PAUL REES 'So brilliantly written I thought all the characters were real . . . I couldn't put it down' EDITH BOWMAN 'Explosive . . . a gorgeous novel and a ravishing read.' CHARLOTTE HEATHCOTE, SUNDAY EXPRESS 'Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll? You bet, but it's Daisy's refusal to become a mere muse that powers this buzzy music-industry romance.' HEPHZIBAH ANDERSON, MAIL ON SUNDAY 'The characters leap off the page, seducing you with their dramas, and making you wish the band was real.' HEAT 'The heady haze of the 70s music scene, and a perfectly flawed Daisy, combine to create a fresh, rock n roll read. I loved it.' ALI LAND, author of Good Me Bad Me
From the Sunday Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six. A lifetime holding it together. One party will bring it crashing down. Malibu: August, 1983. It''s the day of Nina Riva''s annual end-of-summer party, and anticipation is at a fever pitch. Everyone wants to be around the famous Rivas: Nina, the talented surfer and supermodel; brothers Jay and Hud, one a championship surfer, the other a renowned photographer; and their adored baby sister, Kit. Together, the siblings are a source of fascination in Malibu and the world over-especially as the offspring of the legendary singer, Mick Riva. The only person not looking forward to the party of the year is Nina herself, who never wanted to be the center of attention, and who has also just been very publicly abandoned by her pro tennis player husband. Oh, and maybe Hud-because it is long past time to confess something to the brother from whom he''s been inseparable since birth. Jay, on the other hand, is counting the minutes until nightfall, when the girl he can''t stop thinking about promised she''ll be there. And Kit has a couple secrets of her own-including a guest she invited without consulting anyone. By midnight the party will be completely out of control. By morning, the Riva mansion will have gone up in flames. But before that first spark in the early hours before dawn, the alcohol will flow, the music will play, and the loves and secrets that shaped this family''s generations will all come bubbling to the surface. Malibu Rising is a story about one unforgettable night in the life of a family: the night they each have to choose what they will keep from the people who made them . . . and what they will leave behind.
"C'est à vous, et à vous seule que s'adresse cette confession." À l'aube de ses quatre-vingts ans, Evelyn Hugo, légende du cinéma, est enfin prête à dire la vérité sur sa vie aussi glamour que scandaleuse. Mais quand cette actrice, vieillissante et solitaire, décrète qu'elle fera ces révélations à Monique Grant, une journaliste inconnue, personne ne comprend son choix. La jeune femme décide de saisir cette occasion pour lancer sa carrière. Elle découvre alors, fascinée, l'histoire de cette actrice mariée sept fois. Une histoire d'ambition, d'amitié et d'amour défendues. À mesure qu'elle recueille les confidences d'Evelyn, la journaliste comprend qu'elle n'a pas été choisie par hasard et que leurs destins sont étroitement liés...
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A gripping novel about the whirlwind rise of an iconic 1970s rock group and their beautiful lead singer, revealing the mystery behind their infamous breakup. I devoured Daisy Jones & The Six in a day, falling head over heels for it. Daisy and the band captured my heart.--Reese Witherspoon (Reeses Book Club x Hello Sunshine book pick) Everyone knows DAISY JONES & THE SIX, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now. Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but its the rock n roll she loves most. By the time shes twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things. Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out shes pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road. Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend. The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice. Praise for Daisy Jones & The Six Backstage intrigue is the engine of Daisy Jones & The Six . . . . [A] celebration of American mythmaking. --Vogue Each character is compelling but Daisy Jones is the star. Shes a blazing talent who is unapologetic in her sexuality and lives life on her own terms. . . . Like a poignant song with lyrics that speak to your soul, Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid will transport you to another place and time. --Associated Press Reids wit and gift for telling a perfectly paced story make this one of the most enjoyably readable books of the year. -- Nylon Wildly delicious. -- Entertainment Weekly
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Evelyn Hugo, uma das maiores estrelas de Hollywood, agora a aproximar-se dos 80 anos, decide finalmente contar tudo sobre a sua vida recheada de glamour e de uma boa dose de escândalos. Quando escolhe a desconhecida Monique Grant para escrever a sua história, todos ficam surpreendidos, incluindo a própria jornalista. Porquê ela? Porquê agora?
Determinada a aproveitar a oportunidade para impulsionar a sua carreira, Monique regista o relato de Evelyn com fascínio e admiração. Da chegada a Hollywood no início da década de 1950 à decisão de abandonar o mundo do espetáculo 30 anos depois, incluindo, claro está, os seus sete casamentos, a vida de Evelyn é repleta de ambição desmedida, amizades improváveis e um grande amor proibido.
À medida que a história de Evelyn se aproxima do final, torna-se claro que a sua vida está ligada à de Monique de uma forma trágica e irreversível.
«Entusiasmante, comovente e recheado do glamour da Velha Hollywood, Os Sete Maridos de Evelyn Hugo é um dos livros mais cativantes do ano.» - Buzzfeed