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After Sappho

After Sappho

Hardcover

General FictionHistorical FictionLiterary Fiction

Publisher Price: $28.95

ISBN10: 1324092319
ISBN13: 9781324092315
Publisher: Liveright Pub Corp
Published: Jan 24 2023
Pages: 272
Weight: 0.90
Height: 0.98 Width: 6.00 Depth: 8.51
Language: English
Awards: Man Booker Prize

The first thing we did was change our names. We were going to be Sappho, so begins this intrepid debut novel, centuries after the Greek poet penned her lyric verse. Ignited by the same muse, a myriad of women break from their small, predetermined lives for seemingly disparate paths: in 1892, Rina Faccio trades her needlepoint for a pen; in 1902, Romaine Brooks sails for Capri with nothing but her clotted paintbrushes; and in 1923, Virginia Woolf writes: I want to make life fuller and fuller. Writing in cascading vignettes, Selby Wynn Schwartz spins an invigorating tale of women whose narratives converge and splinter as they forge queer identities and claim the right to their own lives. A luminous meditation on creativity, education, and identity, After Sappho announces a writer as ingenious as the trailblazers of our past.

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