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Walking to Hollywood

(2010)
A novel by

 
 
Walking to Hollywood is a dazzling triptych - obsessive, satirical, elegiac - in which Will Self burrows down through the intersections of time, place and psyche to explore some of our deepest fears and anxieties with characteristic fearlessness and jagged humour.

'Very Little' is ostensibly the account of a curative journey to Canada and the USA, but in fact the record of a nematode's progress, as the worm of obsession - with scale and packing and the 'stuff' of our lives - bores through a mind in extremesis.

'Walking to Hollywood' is an extreme satire on celebrity, in which the narrator believes that everyone he meets is played by a famous actor, and that only he can solve the mystery of who murdered the movies.

'Spurn Head' leads Self to a tormented sojourn with a madman whose house is sliding over the edge of a cliff, to a game of checkers with Death, and finally to an encounter with one of Swift's immortal Struldbruggs and a march through a tear in time itself.

In Walking to Hollywood Will Self pushes memoir to the limits of invention.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

May 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Walking to Hollywood: Memories of Before the Fall
Author(s): Will Self
ISBN: 0-8021-1972-7 / 978-0-8021-1972-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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May 2011 : Hardback
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Title: Walking to Hollywood: Memories of Before the Fall
Author(s): Will Self
Publisher: Grove Press
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September 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: Walking to Hollywood: Memories of Before the Fall
Author(s): Will Self
ISBN: 0-7475-9844-4 / 978-0-7475-9844-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Paperback Editions

May 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Walking to Hollywood: Memories of Before the Fall
Author(s): Will Self
ISBN: 0-8021-4581-7 / 978-0-8021-4581-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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September 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Walking to Hollywood
Author(s): Will Self
ISBN: 1-4088-0994-X / 978-1-4088-0994-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
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Audio Editions

January 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Walking to Hollywood
Author(s): Will Self
ISBN: 1-5113-6553-6 / 978-1-5113-6553-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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July 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Walking to Hollywood
Author(s): Will Self
Publisher: Audible Studios
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July 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Walking to Hollywood
Author(s): Will Self
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

August 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Walking to Hollywood
Author(s): Will Self
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


May 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Walking to Hollywood: Memories of Before the Fall
Author(s): Will Self
Publisher: Grove Press
Availability: Amazon CA