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Borrowed Finery

Author: Fox, Paula

Publisher: Picador

Format:Paperback
List Price:$14.00
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Borrowed Finery : Born in the 1920s to nomadic, bohemian parents, Paula Fox is left at birth in a Manhattan orphanage, then cared for by a poor yet cultivated minister in upstate New York. Her parents, however, soon resurface. Her handsome father is a hard-drinking screenwriter who is, for young Paula, "part ally, part betrayer." Her mother is given to icy bursts of temper that punctuate a deep indifference. How, Fox wonders, is this woman "enough of an organic being to have carried me in her belly"? Never sharing more than a few moments with his daughter, Fox's father allows her to be shuttled from New York City, where she lives with her passive Spanish grandmother, to Cuba, where she roams freely on a relative's sugarcane plantation, to California, where she finds herself cast upon Hollywood's seedy margins. The thread binding these wanderings is the "borrowed finery" of the title - a few pieces of clothing, almost always lent by kindhearted strangers, which offer Fox a rare glimpse of permanency.


Category   Subject
Biography & Autobiography   Literary
Biography & Autobiography   Personal Memoirs

ISBN 13:9780312425197
ISBN 10:0312425198
Format:Paperback
Language:English
Pages:216
Size:8.11" l x 5.43" w x 0.63" h
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