Tough Poets Press

The Sweetmeat Saga

Of Streets and Stars
Alan Marcus
July 5, 2022 / 320 pages
ISBN 9798218005634 Paperback / $19.99

New edition of Alan Marcus's 1960 second novel, a poetic description of the lives of those who work and live in the artificial Hollywood film world.

"A novel of dazzling originality, written with compassion, sometimes with wild humor, always in the beauty of simplicity."
— Dorothy Parker

"I have as high an opinion of this talent as anything I have encountered in a long while."
— Saul Bellow

"I'm profoundly impressed."
— Archibald MacLeish

"The literary sensation of the year ... A dazzlingly original novel of La Dolce Hollywood."
The New York Times


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