Playing Naomi

By (author): Erika Rummel

Liz is waiting for her big break in Hollywood, when a different offer comes her way. The wealthy Naomi Baum, a best-selling author, asks Liz to impersonate her on the Ted Hillman Show. The reclusive Naomi cannot bear public appearances but is desperate to make contact with another guest on the show: Miro Bogdan, the son she has abandoned as a baby. On the set, Liz gives a convincing performance as Naomi Baum and attracts the passions meant for the author. Miro, now a successful installation artist, harbours a deadly hatred for his mother and is plotting her murder. Ted Hillman, the host of the show, is fascinated with Naomi Baum and romances her stand-in. Liz gives a superb performance as Ted’s love interest. But is it a performance, or is Liz beginning to live Naomi’s life? {Guernica Editions}

AUTHOR

Erika Rummel

Erika Rummel has taught history at University of Toronto and at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. She divides her time between Toronto and Los Angeles and has lived in villages in Argentina, Romania, and Bulgaria. She has written extensively on social history and is the author of four novels, Playing Naomi, Head Games, The Inquisitor’s Niece and The Effects of Isolation on the Brain.


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Morgan, relentlessly tenacious – albeit admirably bodacious – tackles each audition or dullicious diner-hostess (read: rent-paying) get-together with gusto, a fact which may explain why the faded middle-ancient finds herself lost in the role of dog-walker for one pill-popping scene-stopping melodramarama prima diva, the titular Naomi (Baum), five years her senior.

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Liz is waiting for her big break in Hollywood, when a different offer comes her way. The wealthy Naomi Baum, a best-selling author, asks Liz to impersonate her on the Ted Hillman Show. The reclusive Naomi cannot bear public appearances but is desperate to make contact with another guest on the show: Miro Bogdan, the son she has abandoned as a baby. On the set, Liz gives a convincing performance as Naomi Baum and attracts the passions meant for the author. Miro, now a successful installation artist, harbours a deadly hatred for his mother and is plotting her murder. Ted Hillman, the host of the show, is fascinated with Naomi Baum and romances her stand-in. Liz gives a superb performance as Ted’s love interest. But is it a performance, or is Liz beginning to live Naomi’s life? {Guernica Editions}

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Dimensions:

216 Pages

Published:

January 01, 2009

Publisher:

Guernica Editions

ISBN:

9781550714944

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Language:

eng

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