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Veronica - Mary Gaitskill
Veronica
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A National Book Award Finalist An ALA Notable Book The extraordinary new novel from the acclaimed author of BAD BEHAVIOR and TWO GIRLS, FAT AND THIN, VERONICA is about flesh and spirit, vanity, mortality, and mortal affection. Set mostly in Paris and Manhattan in the desperately glittering 1980s,... show more
A National Book Award Finalist An ALA Notable Book The extraordinary new novel from the acclaimed author of BAD BEHAVIOR and TWO GIRLS, FAT AND THIN, VERONICA is about flesh and spirit, vanity, mortality, and mortal affection. Set mostly in Paris and Manhattan in the desperately glittering 1980s, it has the timeless depth and moral power of a fairy tale.As a teenager on the streets of San Francisco, Alison is discovered by a photographer and swept into the world of fashion-modeling in Paris and Rome. When her career crashes and a love affair ends disastrously, she moves to New York City to build a new life. There she meets Veronica—an older wisecracking eccentric with her own ideas about style, a proofreader who comes to work with a personal "office kit" and a plaque that reads "Still Anal After All These Years." Improbably, the two women become friends. Their friendship will survive not only Alison's reentry into the seductive nocturnal realm of fashion, but also...
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780375421457 (0375421459)
Publisher: Pantheon
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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