Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father

Alysia Abbott (Author)
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Description

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.

Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
June 02, 2014
Pages
326
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.0 X 8.1 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393348903
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About the Author

Alysia Abbott's work has appeared in Real Simple, Salon, and TheAtlantic.com. She is a graduate of the New School's MFA program and was a contributing producer at WNYC radio. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her family.

Reviews

Alysia beautifully remembers the innocence of the age between the disappearance of the Beats and the onset of AIDS.
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.