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The Resource I'm supposed to protect you from all this : a memoir, Nadja Spiegelman

I'm supposed to protect you from all this : a memoir, Nadja Spiegelman

Label
I'm supposed to protect you from all this : a memoir
Title
I'm supposed to protect you from all this
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Nadja Spiegelman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A memoir of mothers and daughters -- and mothers as daughters -- traced through four generations, from Paris to New York and back again. For a long time, Nadja Spiegelman believed her mother was a fairy. More than her famous father, Mauscreator Art Spiegelman, and even more than most mothers, hers -- French-born New Yorker art director Françoise Mouly -- exerted a force over reality that was both dazzling and daunting. As Nadja's body changed and "began to whisper to the adults around me in a language I did not understand," their relationship grew tense. Unwittingly, they were replaying a drama from her mother's past, a drama Nadja sensed but had never been told. Then, after college, her mother suddenly opened up to her. Françoise recounted her turbulent adolescence caught between a volatile mother and a playboy father, one of the first plastic surgeons in France. The weight of the difficult stories she told her daughter shifted the balance between them. It had taken an ocean to allow Françoise the distance to become her own person. At about the same age, Nadja made the journey in reverse, moving to Paris determined to get to know the woman her mother had fled. Her grandmother's memories contradicted her mother's at nearly every turn, but beneath them lay a difficult history of her own. Nadja emerged with a deeper understanding of how each generation reshapes the past in order to forge ahead, their narratives both weapon and defense, eternally in conflict. Every reader will recognize herself and her family in this gorgeous and heartbreaking memoir, which helps us to see why sometimes those who love us best hurt us most"--
  • "A memoir of mothers and daughters--and mothers as daughters--traced through four generations, from Paris to New York and back again"--
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Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
I'm supposed to protect you from all this : a memoir, Nadja Spiegelman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn949760221
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9781594631924
Lccn
2016010834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Ingram
System control number
(OCoLC)949760221
Label
I'm supposed to protect you from all this : a memoir, Nadja Spiegelman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn949760221
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
372 pages
Isbn
9781594631924
Lccn
2016010834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Ingram
System control number
(OCoLC)949760221

Library Locations

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      32649 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake, OH, US
      41.50954 -82.0123629
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