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Internationally acclaimed as one of the most exciting debuts of the year, this stunning memoir has put Andrea Ashworth on the literary map as one of the brightest stars of her generation. Once in a House on Fire is the vivid and unforgettable portrait of a family terrorized by the explosive rage of one stepfather and then another. Yet Andrea never gives in to despair and finds a haven in the work of great writers-Joyce, Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, and others-who allow her to see a world beyond her own and set her on her path toward intellectual and artistic awakening.

About the Author

Andrea Ashworth was born in Manchester, England, in 1969 and was educated at Oxford and Yale. She has recently been given a fellowship at Jesus College, Oxford, where she makes her home.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805057638
Subtitle:
A Memoir
Author:
Ashworth, Andrea
Publisher:
Holt Paperbacks
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Abusive men
Subject:
Stepfathers
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19990515
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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