Vertigo A Memoir

ISBN-10: 1558613951

ISBN-13: 9781558613959

Edition: 2002

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Description: In her no-holds-barred family memoir, controversial scholar-critic Louise DeSalvo breaks the traditional silence around life for an Italian American girl coming of age in working-class Hoboken, New Jersey. Upon first publication, DeSalvo's memoir__which sifts through painful memories of childhood incest, a sister's suicide, a mother's psychotic depression, and a father's violent rage__enjoyed wide acclaim as an instant classic of the genre, written in "one of the most refreshing feminist voices around."-San Francisco Chronicle Marketing Plans: East Coast readings Extensively promoted with new anthology Taste This: Italian American Women Writers on Food and Identity Louise DeSalvo is professor of English at Hunter College. She has published thirteen books, including the acclaimed Virginia Woolf: The Impact of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Her Life and Work.

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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Feminist Press at The City University of New York
Publication date: 8/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Introduction
Prologue
Fixing Things
My Sister's Suicide
Combat Zones
Finding My Way
Safe Houses
Colored Paper
Spin the Bottle
Boy Crazy
Vertigo
The Still Center of the Turning Wheel
Anorexia
A Portrait of the Puttana as a Woman in Midlife
Personal Effects
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