Miss Aluminum: A Memoir

Susanna Moore (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$27.00  $24.84
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publish Date
April 14, 2020
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.4 X 8.4 X 1.1 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780374279714

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About the Author

Susanna Moore is the author of the novels The Life of Objects, The Big Girls, One Last Look, In the Cut, Sleeping Beauties, The Whiteness of Bones, and My Old Sweetheart, and the nonfiction works I Myself Have Seen It: The Myth of Hawai'i and Paradise of the Pacific: Approaching Hawaii. She lives in Hawai'i and teaches at Princeton University.

Reviews

Striking . . . a personal statement of empowerment: [Moore] came, she saw, she took notes, and she left to become a novelist and a miss-no-detail student of female autonomy. --Lisa Schwarzbaum, The New York Times

As readers of Moore's fiction know, she is a brilliant storyteller and sentence-maker . . . [Miss Aluminum] reminded me of everything I ever loved about her as a writer and now, as happens with certain memoirs, I feel like she is my friend -- a very elegant, accomplished grande dame sort of friend, to be sure, one who might loan you a pair of blue velvet Pucci bell-bottoms or a copy of 'The Great War and Modern Memory' on your way out the door after tea. --Marion Winik, The Washington Post

Vibrant --The New Yorker

A captivating portrait of a woman in search of herself. --Kirkus Reviews

Moore's search for stability during a free-spirited decade is a whirlwind of celebrity encounters and a lyrical exploration of the lingering effects of a mother's death. --Publishers Weekly

A tantalizing tale, told in a seductive and provocative voice. --Carol Haggas, Booklist

Miss Aluminum, an unvarnished new memoir by Susanna Moore, confirms many intimations from her for her acclaimed novels -- My Old Sweetheart, The Whiteness of Bones, In the Cut -- that hers is, and has been, an unconventional existence guided by the stars. Writing with unflinching candor, Moore, now in her 70s, tells stories both harrowing and heartening of the circumstances and serendipitous rendezvous in her teens and 20s that would shape her adult life . . . Her honesty is both timely and courageous. --Robert Becker, Avenue