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The Day of the Locust

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THE DAY OF THE LOCUST
by Nathanael West
published by Penguin Books

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Tod Hackett is a brilliant young artist - and a man in danger of losing his heart. Brought to an LA studio as a set-designer, he is soon caught up in a fantasy world where the cult of celebrity rules.

But when he becomes besotted by the beautiful Faye, an aspiring actress and occasional call-girl, his dream rapidly becomes a nightmare. For, with little in the way of looks and no money to buy her time, Tod's desperate passion can only lead to frustration, disillusionment and rage...

- paperback: 192 pages 
- product dimensions: 111 x 181 x 14 mm

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