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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"Susanna Moore's novel astonished me--one of those brilliant objects that come along only rarely, all light on clear water, and then one realizes the faster currents underneath, the terrible swiftness of sex and time. "

--Joan Didion

In this mesmerizing novel, Susanna Moore displays a naturalist's eye for the landscape of her native Hawaii and an uncanny sensitivity to the despairing love between mothers and daughters. Lily Shields grows up amid the fragrance of night-jasmine and burning sugar cane, and the heady atmosphere of her mother's madness. For if Anna Shields is an island unto herself--fragile, glamorous, and fearfully needy--Lily is the bridge that connects her to reality.

But now Lily is a young woman and a mother herself, self-exiled from Hawaii but still attached to Anna's tragedy. And as she tries to untangle those threads of love and loyalty, Moore gives us a novel of shimmering beauty and sadness. My Old Sweetheart is a small classic, perfectly formed and mysteriously wise.

"Susanna Moore is a gifted and compelling novelist . . .  in possession of her own unique voice."

--The New York Times Book Review

"I can't recall another novel like this about mothers and daughters. . . . Lily's mysterious, half-told tale delighted and touched me."

--Susan Lydon, Village Voice

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Synopsis:

The story of a daughter struggling to free herself from the haunting memory of her mother's overwhelming love is the focus of this "at once exotic and familiar, richly evocative and elegantly simple (novel)".--Newsweek.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679776413
Author:
Gogol, Nikolai Vasil'evich
Author:
Moore, Susanna
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Hawaii
Subject:
Mothers and daughters
Subject:
Girls -- Hawaii -- Fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Mothers and daughters -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Contemporaries
Series Volume:
no. 33
Publication Date:
19970729
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
228
Dimensions:
7.99x5.22x.71 in. .58 lbs.

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My Old Sweetheart
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"Synopsis" by , The story of a daughter struggling to free herself from the haunting memory of her mother's overwhelming love is the focus of this "at once exotic and familiar, richly evocative and elegantly simple (novel)".--Newsweek.
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