Filmmaker Rose Leclair is beautiful, famous, and happily married. But when a new star actress begins commanding unwelcome amounts of attention—even, reportedly, from Rose’s own husband—her life of privilege unspools. First published in 1967, The Camera Always Lies is an absorbing novel of Hollywood politics and one woman’s struggle to survive them.
“Highly sophisticated … [Hood] keeps the reader continually fascinated.”—New York Times Book Review
“One of the best stories of Hollywood to appear in years … warm humanity, an acute insight into the pressures our society imposes on people in public life, and a sharp eye for the politics and personalities of the film world.”—Portland Express
“Hood’s thirty-year career demonstrates his profound and compassionate sensitivity to our human predicament.”—Canadian Book Review Annual
“One of Canada’s most prolific short-story writers and novelists.”—The Globe & Mail
“Hood’s style is simplicity itself, his approach quite refreshingly ingenuous.”—Montreal Star
“Highly readable and often compelling.”—Winnipeg Free Press