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The time is June 25, 1940. Scott Fitzgerald has recently moved into his last apartment on Laurel Avenue, just around the corner from his mistress Sheilah Graham's apartment on Hayworth Avenue and Schwab's Drugstore on Sunset Boulevard. He has been sober for a half-year and is working on a screen adaptation of his short story "Babylon Revisited'' for an independent producer. He doesn’t know it, but he has just a few months left to live.
Through the lost correspondence of Henri Duval, a member of the French Resistance, the historical espionage novel F. Scott Fitzgerald: American Spy tells the story of Fitzgerald’s recruitment by the French Resistance to assassinate the premier of Vichy France on the eve of America's entry into World War II.
This illustrated novel hearkens back to the days of Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll and Mark Twain. “What is the use of a book without pictures?” wondered Lewis Carroll’s Alice. And we feel the same way. This is an adult version of the sort of story you couldn’t put down late at night when you were supposed to be sound asleep but had to sneak a flashlight under the covers to keep reading!