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The Resource Veronica, Mary Gaitskill

Veronica, Mary Gaitskill

Label
Veronica
Title
Veronica
Statement of responsibility
Mary Gaitskill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Veronica is 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." Improbably, the two women become friends. Their friendship will survive not only Alison's reentry into the seductive nocturnal realm of fashion, but also Veronica's terrible descent into the then-uncharted realm of AIDS. The memory of their friendship will continue to haunt Alison years later, when she, too, is aging and ill and is questioning the meaning of what she experienced and who she became during that time."
  • "Veronica is about the fragility and mystery of human relationships, the failure of love, and love's abiding power."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
As a teenager on the streets of San Francisco, Alison is discovered by a photographer and swept into the world of fashion modelling 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." Improbably, the two women become friends. Their friendship will survive not only Alison's reentry into the seductive nocturnal realm of fashion, but also Veronica's terrible descent into the then-uncharted realm of AIDS. The memory of their friendship will continue to haunt Alison years later, when she, too, is aging and ill and is questioning the meaning of what she experienced and who she became during that time.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2006.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2005
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136743
Cataloging source
DLC
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1954-
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Gaitskill, Mary
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • AIDS (Disease) in women
  • Middle aged women
  • Grief
  • Female friendship
  • Death
  • AIDS (Disease)
Target audience
adult
Label
Veronica, Mary Gaitskill
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000026725752
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
227 p.
Isbn
9780375421457
Label
Veronica, Mary Gaitskill
Publication
Control code
000026725752
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
227 p.
Isbn
9780375421457

Library Locations

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