By Alfred Hayes
Alfred Hayes is among the mystery masters of the 20 th century novel, a journalist and scriptwriter and poet who possessed an immaculate ear and who wrote with razorsharp intelligence approximately ardour and its payback.
My Face for the realm to See is determined in Hollywood, the place the tonic for anonymity is status and you’re purely as genuine as your photograph. At a celebration, the narrator, a screenwriter, rescues a tender girl who staggers with drunken choice into the Pacific. he's dwelling faraway from his spouse in long island and in the past shed any illusions in regards to the worth of his paintings. He simply desires to be left on my own. And but with out relatively desiring to, he will get concerned with the younger girl, who has, it kind of feels, no illusions approximately love, specially with married males. She’s a survivor, no matter if her attractiveness is a bit battered from years of now not fairly making it within the images. She’s similar to him, he thinks, and as their informal courting takes on an more and more bothered and damaging depth, it sounds as if could simply be precise, basically now not within the approach he supposes.