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Author and Screenwriter, Jim Vines talks about his new book, LUIGI'S CHINESE DELICATESSEN

About: LUIGI'S CHINESE DELICATESSEN: Armed with the fantasy of becoming the next hotshot Hollywood screenwriter, young Trent Nordhoff packs his bags and flees his home town of Wilkesburgh, Pennsylvania. Driving hell-bent for three days and nights, he ultimately touches down in the proverbial land of milk and honey—Los Angeles, baby!—where he settles into a dreary Hollywood apartment and an even drearier day job selling solar energy products by phone. What follows is a nine year odyssey as the budding scribe becomes caught up in the maelstrom that is Tinseltown: the ubiquitous shysters, gold-diggers, dealmakers, misfits, backstabbers, and an unending cavalcade of lustful women. Trent’s journey is a perilous fence-walk between sanity and insanity en route to distinction and prosperity—and Luigi’s Chinese Delicatessen vividly captures every sublime step and gut-wrenching stumble along the way.

 

About JIM VINES: An accomplished screenwriter and novelist, Jim is known for his work on the films HOUSE AT THE END OF THE DRIVE, THE PERFECT TENANT and MY ROOMMATE SAM as well as the novel LUIGI'S CHINESE DELICATESSEN and non-fiction book Q&A: THE WORKING SCREENWRITER: AN IN THE TRENCHES PERSPECTIVE OF WRITING MOVIES IN TODAY’S FILM INDUSTRY.

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