FREAKS OF THE INDUSTRY Book Reading & Signing with WME's Adam Novak

October 3, 2017, 2:00 P.M.

USC Bookstore, 840 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089

"A dark, unforgettable tour inside the belly of the Hollywood beast. Novak knows this world, and it shows."
— D. B. Weiss, creator of HBO’s Game of Thrones

"Adam Novak has a merciless eye for a society in which striving replaces every consideration of morality."
— Michael Tolkin, author of The Player
 

About Freaks of the Industry


In the tradition of Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves and P.T. Anderson's Magnolia, Adam Novak explores the city of angels and demons in his third novel Freaks of the Industry.

Studio executive Rodney Muir quits the business after a prostitution scandal and returns home to Washington, DC where he falls for two women, the unhappy wife of a diplomat who harbors a dark secret and a federal agent investigating a Starbucks triple homicide who uncovers a White House conspiracy that threatens them all. 

Low-budget horror filmmaker Thør Rosenthal gets a shot at the big time when homeless junkie turned Oscar-winning movie star Antwon Legion agrees to star in his desert thriller about a carpenter named Jesus investigating a serial killer stalking Mary Magdalene in Golgotha. The only problem is the movie star playing the messiah might be the Anti-Christ. 

Larry Mersault works at the oldest talent agency in Hollywood as the script reader for Antwon Legion. Juggling the insatiable daughter of the agency chairman with endless script coverage requests, Larry is ordered to assassinate Legion by the chairman and break up with his daughter, forcing the reader to choose between a career he loves and the people he loves the most.

About Adam Novak


For three decades, head of the William Morris/WME Story Department ADAM NOVAK (Filmic Writing '90) identified iconic projects for the agency from Blair Witch to Titanic to Nightcrawler. A champion of the written word, Novak has published three novels about surviving the deathsport called the movie business. His latest novel FREAKS OF THE INDUSTRY comes to USC's bookstore at 2 pm on October 3rd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu