Long Man by Amy GreeneFrom the critically acclaimed author of Bloodroot, a gripping, wondrously evocative novel drawn from real-life historical events: the story of three days in the summer of 1936, as a government-built dam is about to flood an Appalachian town-and a little girl goes missing.
A river called Long Man has coursed through East Tennessee from time immemorial, bringing sustenance to the people who farm along its banks and who trade between its small towns. But as Long Man opens, the Tennessee Valley Authoritys plans to dam the river and flood the town of Yuneetah for the sake of progress-to bring electricity and jobs to the hardscrabble region-are about to take effect. Just one day remains before the river will rise, and most of the town has been evacuated. Among the holdouts is a young mother, Annie Clyde Dodson, whose ancestors have lived for generations on her mountaintop farm; shell do anything to ensure that her three-year-old daughter, Gracie, will inherit the familys land. But her husband wants to make a fresh start in Michigan, where he has found work that will secure the familys future. As the deadline looms, a storm as powerful as the emotions between them rages outside their door. Suddenly, they realize that Gracie has gone missing. Has she simply wandered off into the rain? Or has she been taken by Amos, the mysterious drifter who has come back to town, perhaps to save it in a last, desperate act of violence? Suspenseful, visceral, gorgeously told, Long Man is a searing portrait of a tight-knit community brought together by change and crisis, and of one family facing a terrifying ticking clock. It is a dazzling and unforgettable tour de force.
Authors Revealed - Amy Greene
Never-Before-Seen Photographs of Marilyn Monroe by Her Friend Milton Greene
Milton H. Greene March 14, August 8, was an American fashion and celebrity photographer and film and television producer, best known for his photo shoots with Marilyn Monroe. Greene was born Milton H. Greene was awarded a scholarship to the Pratt Institute , but decided to pursue a career in photography instead. He apprenticed with photojournalist Elliot Elisofen and later worked as an assistant to Louise Dahl-Wolfe.
But at Mouche Gallery in Beverly Hills, Joshua and Amy Greene recall these memories with nonchalance while we discuss the work of his late father and her late husband Milton H. Greene, a famed celebrity photographer and close confidant of Marilyn Monroe. First meeting Marilyn at a shoot for Look magazine, Milton and subsequently, the Greene family then formed an impermeable friendship with the Hollywood starlet. Greene line the walls. She was a young, vital woman. We were about the same age, so we giggled a lot and she loved to laugh.
But this is the unique boast of Joshua Greene, an American photographer and digital film restorer. Greene has also achieved the seemingly impossible by restoring thousands of pictures of the iconic actress taken by his late father, Milton Greene. And while Joshua admits that Milton was not religiously observant, he says that the Brooklyn-born Jewish photographer had a long and lasting influence on Monroe nevertheless. Milton even saw Monroe through her conversion to Judaism, which she underwent to marry the playwright Arthur Miller. There is Monroe in a white mink coat; in a negligee; pouting beautifully in bed; or sprawled out against a rocky crevasse. He was a wonderful photographer of women, and because he was so good, women trusted him.
Joshua Greene remembers the movie star, and his sometimes babysitter, while he was a baby when his father and mother, Amy, a former Saks Fifth Avenue model She spent two years living with the Greenes intermittently in a guest suite adjacent to their . Monroe overdosed while he was still in Paris.
quotes about needing a change in life
Many people have fond memories of Marilyn Monroe; few of them can say she was their babysitter who gave them bubble baths as a toddler. Joshua Greene, a son of famed fashion and celebrity photographer Milton H. Greene, can make that rare claim; he was a baby when his father and mother, Amy, a former Saks Fifth Avenue model,opened up their Connecticut home to the actress when she was at the height of her career, having recently starred in both Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and How to Marry a Millionaire. She spent two years living with the Greenes intermittently in a guest suite adjacent to their converted old farmhouse, from until the summer of After her contract was successfully renegotiated, Greene and Monroe formed Marilyn Monroe Productions, and produced the films Bus Stop and The Prince and the Showgirl, all while she remained an honorary member of the family. He says Monroe came and went as she pleased using one of two black Ford Thunderbirds she and Greene had swapped for the Cadillac comedian Jack Benny gave her after an appearance on his TV show in When Monroe married playwright Arthur Miller in her relationship with Greene soured, and he eventually sold Monroe his share of their company.