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Blue Nights (Paperback)

Author:  Joan Didion
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0307387380
ISBN-13: 9780307387387
Sku: 229371298
Publish Date: 5/29/2012
Pages:  188
Age Range:  NA
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From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter. Richly textured with memories from her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and daughter, Quintana Roo, this new book by Joan Didion is an intensely personal and moving account of her thoughts, fears, and doubts regarding having children, illness and growing old. As she reflects on her daughter's life and on her role as a parent, Didion grapples with the candid questions that all parents face, and contemplates her age, something she finds hard to acknowledge, much less accept. Blue Nights?the long, light evening hours that signal the summer solstice, ?the opposite of the dying of the brightness, but also its warning??like The Year of Magical Thinking before it, is an iconic book of incisive and electric honesty, haunting and profound.

Author Bio
Joan Didion
Joan Didion attended the University of California at Berkeley and then moved to New York. She was an editor at Vogue until 1963, when she became a published writer. She married John Gregory Dunne in 1964 and began to collaborate with him on screenplays. They lived in California for many years--where their daughter Quintana Roo was born in 1966--but eventually settled in New York City.

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"[R]aw and unsettling, a meandering meditation rather than a polished version of events. Few will find comfort here....Yet, with her poignant description of a much-loved little girl who grew up to be a troubled but still cherished woman, Ms. Dididon has created something luminous amid her self-recrimination and sorrow. It's her final gift to her daughter--one that only she could give." - Clare McHugh 11/02/2001

"Didion is triangulating, positioning herself, commenting on the inability of narrative to sustain us even as she invokes it just the same. Or, as she puts it, surrounded by all her familiar photographs: ?I didn't think I'd get through this book. But I did. You always do.'" - David L. Ulin 10/30/2011

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0188
Product attributePublisher:   Vintage Books
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