REVIEWS
"Frank and revealing." - Dayton Daily News

"Definitely adult reading!" - Cincinnati Enquirer

"Magnificent....the tale of a poor girl who makes good in the movies but falls prey to bad men and worse drink." - The Independent

"A witty, surreal version of 'American Idol.' Unmistakably Vidal." - CineZoneZINE

DESCRIPTION
This hard-to-find early novel by Vidal traces the rise to stardom of an impoverished Latina girl. Her passion for dance takes her from the honky-tonks of New Orleans to the studios of Hollywood and international fame. Along the way, eccentric characters teach her life lessons that are sometimes learned and sometimes disappear in an alcohol haze.

Grace, the doomed main character, evokes Elizabeth Taylor and her longtime friendship with Montgomery Clift. With camp tempered by pathos and themes of ambition, fame and sexuality, the novel prefigures Vidal's later "Myra Breckinridge."

Originally titled "A Star's Progress" and released under the pseudonym Katherine Everard, the novel was republished, in slightly altered form, as a paperback. This is the original hardback text.



Used availability for Gore Vidal's Cry Shame!

Audio Editions

July 2019 : USA Audio CD

Title: Cry Shame
Author(s): Gore Vidal, Katherine Everard
ISBN: 1-5436-9609-0 / 978-1-5436-9609-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2019 : USA Audio CD

Title: Cry Shame
Author(s): Gore Vidal, Katherine Everard
ISBN: 1-5436-9610-4 / 978-1-5436-9610-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

January 1950 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Cry Shame!: A Novel by Gore Vidal
Author(s): Gore Vidal, Katherine Everard
Publisher: Everard & Sons Campfire Classics
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU