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1185 Park Avenue: A Memoir

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Publication Date: 01 May 2000
Book Description
From National Book Award nominee Anne Roiphe comes this moving memoir of growing up in a wealthy Jewish home with a family who had money, status, culture -- everything but happiness.
While the nation was at war abroad, Roiphe, who was coming of age in 1940s New York City, saw her parents at war in their living room. Roiphe's evocative writing puts readers right in Apartment 8C, where a constant tension plays out between a disappointed and ineffectual mother, a philandering father who uses his wife's money to entertain other women, and a difficult brother. Behind the leisure culture of wealthy Jewish society -- the mahjongg games, the cocktail parties, the summer houses -- lurks a brutality that strikes a chord with a daughter who longs to heal the wounds of her troubled family.
Writing with a novelist's sensibility, Roiphe reveals the poignant story of a family that has finally claimed its material wealth in a prosperous America but has yet to claim its spiritual due.
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This captivating account of the author's coming-of-age in 1940s New York City relates Roiphe's experiences growing up in a wealthy Jewish home with a family who had money, status, and culture--everything but happiness. It's also a chronicle of an era in American history.

Product Details

ISBN-10: 0684857324

ISBN-13: 9780684857329

Publisher: Touchstone Books       

Language: English

Age Range: NA - NA years

Grade Level: NA - NA

Paperback: 272 Pages

Product Dimension (L x W x H): 21.84 x 14.33 x 1.73 CM

Shipping Weight: 0.37 Kg

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