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by Kerry Jamieson

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Author: Kerry Jamieson
ISBN: 0340830980
Language: English
Pages: 352 pages
Category: Contemporary
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton; New Ed edition (January 31, 2005)
Rating: 4.8
Formats: rtf mbr doc azw
FB2 size: 1786 kb | EPUB size: 1482 kb | DJVU size: 1364 kb
Sub: Fiction

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What happens when the land of the free turns out not to be free at all? A young Irish immigrant to prohibition era New York finds himself having to pay a high price in pursuing his dream. A stark realistic snapshot of the period, which combines the best and worst of the American dream. Find similar books Profile. Will walked out onto the girder they had just fused into place like a man walking out onto the diving board at a public swimming pool.

Kerry Jamieson was born in South Africa and studied in New York, Miami and Los Angeles. Her first two novels were The Golden Door and A Shadow on the Wing. She has also written numerous short stories and screenplays

Kerry Jamieson was born in South Africa and studied in New York, Miami and Los Angeles. She has also written numerous short stories and screenplays. All of Kerry's work reflects her strong interest in the Jazz Age and the Great Depression.

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On a small island in New York harbor stands a giant statue of a robed woman. Send these, the homeless tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door. The story of the American people is a story of immigrants. More than 75 percent of all the people in history who have ever left their homelands to live in another country have moved to the United States.

Kerry Jamieson was born in South Africa studied in New York, Miami and Los Angeles.

In a studio-owned house on Lantana Drive, three beautiful young starlets wait anxiously for news. Kerry Jamieson was born in South Africa studied in New York, Miami and Los Angeles. For the latest books, recommendations, offers and more.

The golden age of Hollywood is given the full treatment in Kerry Jamieson's entertaining story of a group of Warner Brother starlets caught up in the studio system. The golden age of Hollywood is given the full treatment in Kerry Jamieson's entertaining story of a group of Warner Brother starlets caught up in the studio system. In a house on Lantana Drive, young actresses Charlotte, Bee and Ivy are waiting to hear if they've landed the leading part in David O Selznick's upcoming epic, The Walls of Jericho. It's the break they've all been waiting for, but one of the girls is concealing a secret that the screen test has failed to pick up.

1930, New York. In the unbearable heat of summer, Irish immigrant Will Carthy works as a riveter on the tallest skyscraper in the world, spending his days above the clouds and his nights fighting loneliness. When his half-sister, Isobel, sails out to join him, Will hurries to meet her at Ellis Island, only to find that she seems to have vanished before passing through immigration control. And so begins Will's quest, scouring the teeming tenements for a red-haired girl who now haunts his dreams. Desperate for help, Will becomes involved with the charismatic but lethal union agitator, Foxy Nolan, and the Trichardts - a wealthy, socialite couple with a disturbing agenda of their own. Little by little, though, Will realises that something deeply sinister is at play in Isobel's disappearance and that the answer might rest in an altogether wider arena of social and political ambition...The Golden Door captures brilliantly the mood of Prohibition-era New York, when the glittering towers of modern Manhattan were rising from every street corner as the American Dream came crashing down.