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This is the story of three people: acclaimed writer Julia Blackburn; her father, Thomas - a poet and alcoholic with an addiction to barbiturates; and her mother, Rosalie - a flirtatious painter with no boundaries.After Julia's parents divorced, her mother took in male lodgers with the hope they would become her lovers. When one of the lodgers began an affair with Julia, competitive Rosalie was devastated; he later committed suicide, shattering whatever relationship between mother and daughter remained. After thirty years, Rosalie, diagnosed with leukemia, came to live with Julia for the last month of her life. Only then were they allowed, at long last, to exist with an ease they had never known.

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This is the story of three people: acclaimed writer Julia Blackburn; her father, Thomas—a poet, alcoholic, and barbiturate-addict; and her mother, Rosalie—a flirtatious painter with no boundaries.

After Julia’s parents divorced, her mother took in male lodgers to become her lovers. When one of the lodgers began an affair with Julia, competitive Rosalie was devastated; he later committed suicide, shattering whatever relationship between mother and daughter remained. After thirty years, Rosalie, diagnosed with leukemia, came to live with Julia for the last month of her life. Only then were they allowed, at long last, to exist with an ease they had never known.

About the Author

Julia Blackburn is the author of seven books of nonfiction, including Old Man Goya, a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and With Billie, which won the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award; and of the novels The Book of Color and The Lepers Companions, both of which were short-listed for the Orange Prize. She lives in England.

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ISBN:
9780307278937
Author:
Blackburn, Julia
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Biography - General
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
HALFTONES
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.65 in 0.6 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This is the story of three people: acclaimed writer Julia Blackburn; her father, Thomas—a poet, alcoholic, and barbiturate-addict; and her mother, Rosalie—a flirtatious painter with no boundaries.

After Julia’s parents divorced, her mother took in male lodgers to become her lovers. When one of the lodgers began an affair with Julia, competitive Rosalie was devastated; he later committed suicide, shattering whatever relationship between mother and daughter remained. After thirty years, Rosalie, diagnosed with leukemia, came to live with Julia for the last month of her life. Only then were they allowed, at long last, to exist with an ease they had never known.

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