The Sisters Antipodes

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Product Details

Price
$16.95
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.1 X 8.0 X 0.9 inches | 0.01 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780547247731

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About the Author

JANE ALISON is the author of three novels: The Love-Artist, The Marriage of the Sea, and Natives and Exotics. She teaches in the MFA programs at the University of Miami and Queens University in Charlotte.

Reviews

PRAISE FOR THE SISTERS ANTIPODES

"'My family will not welcome this, ' predicts Jane Alison about her fairy tale-like memoir, The Sisters Antipodes, but her haunting story is one that truly compels telling. ... Alison's writing is pointed and poignant, sprinkled with breathtaking intuitions ... her memoir seems less a breach of family ties than an act of bravery." -- Elle

"An incomparable personal story exquisitely, stunningly told." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"From its calm, startling first sentence, this book is a clear-eyed account of a tumultuous childhood that happened, literally and figuratively, all over the place. Jane Alison may have felt insecure as a child, but she's incredibly secure as a writer; and it's this strange mixture precise and graceful description of profoundly unsettling events that underlies the alchemy of this book." -- Joan Wickersham, author of The Suicide Index

"Enormously compelling ... a truly unusual, harrowing journey of identity." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

PRAISE FOR NATIVES AND EXOTICS

"In Natives and Exotics, Jane Alison takes us where history books can't--or won't--go."--Washington Post Book World

PRAISE FOR THE LOVE-ARTIST

"A swirling parable that touches on the opposed sorceries of art and magic, on tyranny and rebellion, and on the struggle of male and female . . . Alison writes with the fevered pitch of nightmare and, as with the best nightmares, every detail is more real than reality."--Richard Eder, New York Times Book Review