Veronica

Veronica - Serpent's Tail Classics

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Synopsis

Alison and Veronica meet amid the nocturnal glamour of 1980s New York: one is a former modelling sensation, stumbling away from the wreck of her career, the other an eccentric middle-aged proofreader with a meticulous eye. Over the next twenty years their friendship will encompass narcissism and tenderness, exploitation and self-sacrifice, love and mortality. Moving seamlessly between the glamorous and gritty '80s, when beauty and style gave licence to excess, and the broken world of the decade's survivors twenty years later, Gaitskill casts a fierce yet compassionate eye on the two eras and their fixations. Veronica masterfully evokes the fragility and mystery of human relationships in a world where love is rife with frightening artificiality. Evocative, raw and entirely unique, Veronica was shortlisted for the prestigious 2005 National Book Award in the USA.

Book information

ISBN: 9781781255926
Publisher: Profile
Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xiv, 257
Weight: 228g
Height: 202mm
Width: 139mm
Spine width: 18mm