By Bradford Tatum
With Lon Cheney and Boris Karloff between its characters, this sweeping and fashionable love letter to the golden age of horror cinema tells the fantastic, tragic tale of Maddy Ulm. It takes readers via her upward thrust from the advanced shadows of Berlin’s first experiments with expressionist cinema to the glamorous deserts of Hollywood. For Maddy has a mystery. A mystery that has given her awesome perception into the soul of horror. A mystery that has a poor expense as well.
A younger lady awakens in a swiftly dug grave—vague stories of blood and fever, her mom appearing a mysterious rite ahead of the area went away. Germany has misplaced the 1st nice warfare and Europe has misplaced hundreds of thousands extra to the Spanish Flu epidemic. yet Maddy has not just survived, she has replaced. now not does she devour, sleep, or age. not can she die. After taking over with a couple of road performers, she shocks and fascinates the crowds along with her skill to outlive outrageous traumas. yet at a studio in Berlin, Maddy discovers her precise calling: movie.
With her intimate wisdom of worry, demise, and geographical regions past the residing, she virtually invents the trendy horror style prompt. prior to lengthy, she travels to California and insinuates herself in Hollywood because the genius secretly at the back of The Phantom of the Opera, Dracula, and Frankenstein. And but she needs to stay within the shadows—a chilling apparition suspended forever among worlds.
Clever, tragic, and punctiliously exciting, Only the lifeless recognize Burbank introduces readers to 1 of the main targeted, unforgettable characters in fiction.
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Only the Dead Know Burbank: A Novel by Bradford Tatum