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Blue Suburbia: Almost a Memoir

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Publisher Comments:

Blue Suburbia is a searing memoir so fresh, original, and honest that it will break your heart and renew your faith in the human spirit.

With each spare stroke of her pen, Laurie Lico Albanese paints a vivid portrait of the blue-collar landscape of her childhood — rusted swing sets, auto body shops, greasy hands, home improvements — taking readers along for the wild, treacherous ride that leads to her escape. Her mother may stand silently at the sink year after year, or lie in the basement weeping, but Albanese is determined to flee the deadening certainty of her parents' lives. Her story does not disappoint us.

By turns haunting, hilarious, tragic, and romantic, Blue Suburbia is the chronicle of a determined young woman who overcomes family limitations, socio-economic obstacles, and personal fears to build a happy — and blessedly ordinary — life. Written entirely in free verse, Blue Suburbia's cadence is a steady, rhythmic heartbeat, pulsing with pain, rebellion, love, and triumph. This is the story many of us might tell, if we had the courage.

Review:

"[M]oving if predictable....Albanese's experience, and the straightforward ways in which she describes it, may well resonate with many who have felt...trapped in endless familial obligations..." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

In honest verse, Albanese exposes motherhood and the suburban lifestyle in a way not previously done in memoir by addressing the often unspoken — but deeply felt — feelings of inadequacy that come hand in hand with motherhood.

About the Author

Laurie Albanese is the author of the novel Lynelle by the Sea and the memoir Blue Suburbia, which was named a Book Sense Best Book of the Year and was an Entertainment Weekly Editor's Choice selection.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060565633
Subtitle:
Almost a Memoir
Author:
Albanese, Laurie
Author:
Lico Albanese, Laurie
Author:
by Laurie Albanese
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Dysfunctional Families
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Abused children
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Parent and child
Subject:
Suburban life
Subject:
Problem families
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
GTR-550
Publication Date:
March 1, 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.06x5.26x.65 in. .58 lbs.

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Product details 224 pages Perennial - English 9780060565633 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[M]oving if predictable....Albanese's experience, and the straightforward ways in which she describes it, may well resonate with many who have felt...trapped in endless familial obligations..."
"Synopsis" by , In honest verse, Albanese exposes motherhood and the suburban lifestyle in a way not previously done in memoir by addressing the often unspoken — but deeply felt — feelings of inadequacy that come hand in hand with motherhood.
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