Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father
In this vibrant memoir, Alysia Abbott recounts growing up in 1970s San Francisco with Steve Abbott, a gay, single father during an era when that was rare. Reconstructing their time together from a remarkable cache of Steve's writings, Alysia gives us an unforgettable portrait of a tumultuous, historic period in San Francisco as well as an exquisitely moving account of a father's legacy and a daughter's love.
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A beautiful, haunting book that instructs, even as it breaks our hearts.--Dani Shapiro, author of Devotion: A Memoir
As she depicts the dynamics of a unique, occasionally fraught, gay parent-straight child relationship, Abbott offers unforgettable glimpses into a community that has since left an indelible mark on both the literary and social histories of one of America's most colorful cities. A sympathetic and deeply moving story.
I'm so glad you wrote this book.--Terry Gross
Compassionate, cleareyed.--Alexandra Styron
Doubles as a portrait of a city and a community at a crucial point in history...funny, strange, and sweet.