Missing Reels

Missing Reels

Farran Smith Nehme

The totally successful, completely pleasant, completely cinematic debut novel of younger love, outdated video clips, and an epic look for a long-lost silent film

manhattan within the past due Eighties. Ceinwen Reilly has simply moved from Yazoo urban, Mississippi, and she’s by no means going again, minimal salary activity (vintage shop salesgirl) and tacky condo (Avenue C walkup) be damned. Who cares approximately earthly issues while Ceinwen can spend her days and her nights at fading motion picture houses―and as a rule that’s left attempting to seem like Jean Harlow?

sooner or later, Ceinwen discovers that her downstairs neighbor may possibly have―just possibly―starred in a forgotten silent movie that hasn’t been visible for a long time. So clearly, it’s time for a quest. she's going to song down the movie, she is going to provoke her neighbor, and she or he becomes part of motion picture heritage: the archivist as ingénue.

As she embarks on her grand venture, Ceinwen meets a a bit of bumbling, very fascinating, a hundred% English math professor named Matthew, who's as rational as she is dreamy. jointly, they're going to or won't notice the lacking reels, will or won't fall in love, and should or won't come across the obsessives that make up the hot York silent movie nut underworld.

a singular as profitable and vigorous because the grand Hollywood motion pictures that encouraged it, Missing Reels is an impossible to resist, alchemical mixture of Nora Ephron and David Nicholls that may attraction and enjoyment.

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