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Veronica

by Mary Gaitskill

Veronica by Mary Gaitskill
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  • First Published:
    Oct 2005, 240 pages
    Paperback:
    Jul 2006, 288 pages

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A tour de force about the fragility and mystery of human relationships, the failure of love, and love's abiding power. Novel

From the book jacket: A novel about flesh and spirit, vanity, mortality, and mortal affection. Set mostly in Paris and Manhattan in the desperately glittering 1980s, it has the timeless depth and moral power of a fairy tale.

As a teenager on the streets of San Francisco, Alison is discovered by a photographer and swept into the world of fashion - modeling in Paris and Rome. When her career crashes and a love affair ends disastrously, she moves to New York City to build a new life. There she meets Veronica—an older, wisecracking eccentric with her own ideas about style, a proofreader who comes to work with a personal "office kit" and a plaque that reads "Still Anal After All These Years." ...

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