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  • A Feather on the Breath of God: A Novel

    By Sigrid Nunez

    Our Price: $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312422738
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: 1995
    A young woman looks back to the world of her immigrant parents: a Chinese Panamanian father and a German mother. Growing up in a housing project in the 1950s and 1960s, she escapes into dreams inspired both by her parents' stories and by her own reading and, for a time, into the otherworldly life of ballet. A yearning homesick mother, a silent and withdrawn father, the ballet - these are the elements that shape the young woman's imagination and her sexuality. It is astory about displacement and loss, and about the tangled nature of relationships between parents and children, between language and love. 180p.
  • For Rouenna

    By Sigrid Nunez

    Our Price: $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312420635
    • Publisher: Picador USA / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: November 2002
    A powerful novel of heroism, truth, and memory details the unlikely friendship between a writer and a retired army nurse named Rouenna Zycinski, who tells the writer of her many experiences as a combat nurse in Vietnam, and after Rouenna's tragic death, the writer must share her story with world in order to heal from the pain of loss. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
  • Mitz: The Marmoset of Bloomsbury

    By Sigrid Nunez

    Our Price: $14.35
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781593765828
    • Publisher: Soft Skull Press
    • Published: August 2019
  • Salvation City

    By Sigrid Nunez

    Our Price: $83.99
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9781400148530
    • Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
    • Published: September 2010
    Seeking refuge in the home of an evangelical pastor after a flu pandemic decimates the planet's populations, thirteen-year-old orphan Cole witnesses the community's preparations for a prophesied religious cataclysm and struggles with memories of a very different world.
  • Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag

    By Sigrid Nunez

    Our Price: $6.95 - $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781594633348
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: October 2014
    A poignant, intimate memoir of one of America’s most esteemed and fascinating cultural figures, and a deeply felt tribute. Sigrid Nunez was an aspiring writer when she first met Susan Sontag, already a legendary figure known for her polemical essays, blinding intelligence, and edgy personal style. Sontag introduced Nunez to her son, the writer David Rieff, and the two began dating. Soon Nunez moved into the apartment that Rieff and Sontag shared. As Sontag told Nunez, ?Who says we have to live like everyone else?” Sontag’s influence on Nunez, who went on to become a successful novelist, would be profound. Described by Nunez as ?a natural mentor” who saw educating others as both a moral obligation and a source of endless pleasure, Sontag inevitably infected those around her with her many cultural and intellectual passions. In this poignant, intimate memoir, Nunez speaks of her gratitude for having had, as an early model, ?someone who held such an exalted, unironic view of the writer’s vocation.” Published more than six years after Sontag’s death, Sempre Susan is a startlingly truthful portrait of this outsized personality, who made being an intellectual a glamorous occupation.
  • The Friend: A Novel

    By Sigrid Nunez

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780735219458
    • Publisher: Riverhead Books
    • Published: February 2019
  • The Last of Her Kind

    By Sigrid Nunez

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780312425944
    • Publisher: Picador
    • Published: December 2006
    Ann Brayton and Georgette George meet as freshman roommates at Barnard College in 1968. Ann, who comes from a wealthy New England family is brilliant and idealistic. Georgette, who comes from a leak town in upstate New York, is mystified by Ann's romanticization of the underprivileged class, which Georgette herself hoping college will enable her to escape. Years after a fight ends their difficult friendship, Ann is convicted of a violent crime. As Georgette strugglesto understand what has happened, she is led back to their shared history and to an examination of the revolutionary era in which the two women came of age - and why she could never stop thinking about her once-privileged friend. 391p.

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