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An Extraordinary Theory of Objects: A Memoir of an Outsider in Paris - Stephanie LaCava
An Extraordinary Theory of Objects: A Memoir of an Outsider in Paris
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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... show more
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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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780061963896 (0061963895)
Publisher: Harper
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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Unabridged Chick
Unabridged Chick rated it
I didn't know what to expect with this book. While the blurb tells me something ('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.') it didn't convey, I think, the real personality LaCava brings ...
Great Imaginations
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3.0 An Extraordinary Theory of Objects: A Memoir of an Outsider in Paris
This is a beautiful book. It really is. It is cloth bound and the pages are deckle-edged. The illustrations of all the objects she feels a connection to are wonderful and add a personal touch to the narrative. See the photo below.The book is tiny and not much larger than a mass market paperback. It ...
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