A different sort of book. A family that makes movies in the early days of making movies--before sound. The book jumps a couple or 3 years at a time when going to a new chapter. Joey is the main character, that as a young boy is beautiful enough to play girl roles & even as gets older continue's to play both male & female roles. When in late teens or early 20s, he is forced to takeover as mother to her friend & lover, that kills her husband and fakes the death of her kids. Joey starts across county with kids working when can and raising kids as best as possible. After several years & struggles, gets to California and just as meets up with the real mother & former lover, the youngest the boy is killed. Then jump ahead a few years and all living with his uncle Karl, who has married the lover and given her plastic surgery so won't be seen as escaped murderer. Joey & girl sort of have a relationship again. Interesting and confusing I guess would be how I describe the book. Just really too disjointed to get into it & enjoy. Maybe a little to artsy for me I guess.
I have posted it on PBS, it is the only copy so I would guess it will get requested at some point. Reading a Joe Biden book and a Kurlansky book about Glouchester, MA and just started N is for Noose and also Miami Noir. With these 4 going and none close to being done will probably just continue with them for now.