An Extraordinary Theory Of Objects : A Memoir of an Outsider in Paris (Hardcover)

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This captivating collection of original essays revolves around a young American girl''s coming of age in Paris. Filled with beautiful illustrations and providing a retrospective of 1990''s fashion and culture, it is sure to be a collector''s item for Francophiles or anyone who has ever found security in the strangest of places.

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Publisher Harpercollins
Mfg Part# 9780061963896
SKU 228786604
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0061963895
Release Date 12/4/2012
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7.5H x 5.25L x 1T
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Editors Note A haunting and moving collection of original narratives that reveals an expatriate's coming-of-age in Paris and the magic she finds in ordinary objects |An awkward, curious girl growing up in a foreign country, Stephanie LaCava finds solace and security in strange yet beautiful objects. |When her father's mysterious job transports her and her family to the quaint Parisian suburb of Le Vésinet, everything changes for the young American. Stephanie sets out to explore her new surroundings and to make friends at her unconventional international school, but her curiosity soon gives way to feelings of anxiety and a deep depression. |In her darkest moments, Stephanie learns to filter the world through her peculiar lens, discovering the uncommon, uncelebrated beauty in what she finds. Encouraged by her father through trips to museums and scavenger hunts at antique shows, she traces an interconnected web of narratives of long-ago outsiders, and of objects historical and natural, that ultimately help her survive. |A series of illustrated essays that unfolds in cinematic fashion, An Extraordinary Theory of Objects offers a universal lesson--to harness the power of creativity to cope with loneliness, sadness, and disappointment to find wonder in the uncertainty of the future.
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Number of Pages 0205
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