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Anthropology of an American Girl - Hilary Thayer Hamann
Anthropology of an American Girl
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Self-published in 2003, Hilary Thayer Hamann’s Anthropology of an American Girl touched a nerve among readers, who identified with the sexual and intellectual awakening of its heroine, a young woman on the brink of adulthood.  A moving depiction of the transformative power of first love, Hamann’s... show more
Self-published in 2003, Hilary Thayer Hamann’s Anthropology of an American Girl touched a nerve among readers, who identified with the sexual and intellectual awakening of its heroine, a young woman on the brink of adulthood.  A moving depiction of the transformative power of first love, Hamann’s first novel follows Eveline Auerbach from her high school years in East Hampton, New York, in the 1970s through her early adulthood in the moneyed, high-pressured Manhattan of the 1980s. Centering on Evie’s fragile relationship with her family and her thwarted love affair with Harrison Rourke, a professional boxer, the novel is both a love story and an exploration of the difficulty of finding one’s place in the world.  As Evie surrenders to the dazzling emotional highs of love and the crippling loneliness of heartbreak, she strives to reconcile her identity with the constraints that all relationships—whether those familial or romantic, uplifting to the spirit or quietly detrimental—inherently place on us. Though she stumbles and strains against social conventions, Evie remains a strong yet sensitive observer of the world around her, often finding beauty and meaning in unexpected places. Newly edited and revised since its original publication, Anthropology of an American Girl is an extraordinary piece of writing, original in its vision and thrilling in its execution.       
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385527149 (0385527144)
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Pages no: 624
Edition language: English
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Reading Teen rated it
3.0 Anthropology of an American Girl: A Novel
Right from the start, it must be said: This book is a brick. Not just a brick but pretty much brick in every sense of a way a book could be a brick. For starters, I am pretty sure these 600 pages could be used to hold open a door or be plastered into your wall to give it strength. My copy fell into ...
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florinda3rs rated it
Originally self-published several years ago, Hilary Thayer Hamann’s first (and this far, only) novel, Anthropology of an American Girl, caught my attention upon its 2010 hardcover publication.Hamann'’s personal biography, according to her website, shares a number of details with that of her American...
Bright and Shiny Shiny
Bright and Shiny Shiny rated it
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Tried but couldn't get past the 1st few pages! Usually give things 50 pages but got sick of looking at it on my shelf.
Bright and Shiny Shiny
Bright and Shiny Shiny rated it
1.0 Anthropology of an American Girl
Tried but couldn't get past the 1st few pages! Usually give things 50 pages but got sick of looking at it on my shelf.
Genosha is for lovers
Genosha is for lovers rated it
3.0
The realness of the book works for and against it... It's got an authentic feeling and at times can just drag. You'll either relate to the characters or see the relation between them and people you've known and will just be annoyed by them.
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