The grim yet undeniably fascinating last act of Fitzgeralds life is the subject of Stewart ONans gorgeous new novel. Stewart ONans award-winning fiction includes Snow Angels The Speed Queen A Prayer for the Dying and Last Night at the Lobster. Before becoming a writer he worked as a test engineer for Grumman Aerospace from 1984 to 1988. Regardless it comes to mind when reading West of Sunset a fictionalized account of Fitzgeralds life as a washed-up Hollywood screenwriter twelve years after the publication of The Great Gatsby. In his 15th novel West of Sunset novelist Stewart ONan has inserted himself into the last years of F. Scott Fitzgerald and rather shockingly at least for this formerly historical. The novel follows him from his arrival in 1937 with a. West of Sunset the first of American heavyweight Stewart ONans books to find its way to the UK deals with Fitzgeralds final years spent as a struggling Hollywood screenwriter. With his wife in a mental hospital and his daughter away at boarding school a brilliant writer still. West of sunset. West of Sunset the 2015 novel by Stewart ONan suggests the answer to that question. From Boston University in 1983 and received a M. Zelda Fitzgerald the mostly absent invalid in the book concludes this account of her husbands death with platitudinous religious cant about the blessings of faith Scott himself avoids such pieties as does his paramour Sheilah. Stewart ONan was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania on February 4 1961. Good days when he would abstain and instead drink numerous Cokes and the inevitability of a bender starting with a double gin and tonic and ending with a. In fiction from Cornell University in 1992. He received a B. I read and enjoyed Stewart ONans Songs for the Missing back in 2009. And Snow Angels as well as several works of nonfiction including with Stephen King the New York Times bestselling FaithfulHis novel Last Night at the Lobster was a national bestseller and a finalist for the 2007 Los Angeles Times Book Prize. ONan might accurately have subtitled it The Hollywood Years West of Sunset introduces F.