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The acclaimed author of The Good German and Los Alamos returns with his most absorbing and accomplished novel yet, Stardust—a mesmerizing tale of Hollywood, postwar political intrigue, and one man's determination to learn the truth about his brother's death.

Ben Collier arrives in Hollywood from from war-torn Europe to find that his brother, Daniel, has died in mysterious circumstances. But why would a man with a beautiful wife, a successful career in the movies, and a heroic past choose to kill himself? Determined to uncover the truth, Ben enters the maze of the studio system and the uneasy world beneath the glossy shine of the movie business.