“They’re waiting at the grave. We plant the seeds ... Next year they’ll bloom, technicolor fed by darkness. Like this town."
What she's doing next to a fresh grave at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery?
All Mona knows is how to cut movies and cut off all feelings. When Joost, her brother is hired to direct a conventional Hollywood rom-com, his ambitions are to turn it into a gay love story. Mona just wants to drink whiskey and float in the pool, Not be his Trojan Horse. Even if she’s the one that saved his last movie—after Joost had a breakdown—earning him an award in Cannes and this golden opportunity.
But working for him is a drag, always turning into major drama.
On her first day in LA, Mona is lucky to meet Elki— a K-town native, who spends her days tracking down obscure memorabilia, healing a traumatized dog and palling around with a group of rowdy off-beat girls. But Elki is also an insider who can explain Hollywood to Mona and, why not, even life.
Elki makes Mona believe she can stand up to her brother's demands.
But the industry forces you to play its wicked games. Soon—and maybe it's Mona's damn fault—everything spirals out of control and Mona find herself before an impossible choice that could destroy her friendship, her family, and her future.
Dark and tender and oh-so-relevant—Hollywood Daze is an unforgettable read.