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These stories are linked by humor, setting, themes and recurring characters cat lovers, murderers, gamblers, ghosts and fools but mostly by the movie stars, gods and goddesses who look down on us struggling mortals with a mixture of benevolence and wrath. From Scarlett Johansson to Joan Crawford, Clint Eastwood to Jerry Lewis, they represent the impossible ideals to which lesser beings turn for hope in an otherwise baffling world.
Jack Pendarvis is the author of three previous books of fiction and one of nonfiction. A former columnist for both the Oxford American and the Believer, he is a staff writer for the television show Adventure Time and a freelance writer for Spongebob Squarepants. He lives in Oxford, MS.