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A Time to Be Born

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781883642419
Author(s): Dawn Powell
Format: Paperback
Year: 1998
Publisher: Steerforth Press
Dimensions: 133 x 204 x 23 (w x l x h)
Pages: 327

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Set against an atmospheric backdrop of New York City in the months just before America' s entry into World War II, "A Time To Be Born" is a scathing and hilarious study of cynical New Yorkers stalking each other for various selfish ends. At the center of the story are a wealthy, self-involved newspaper publisher and his scheming, novelist wife, Amanda Keeler. Powell always denied that Amanda Keeler was based upon the real-life Clare Boothe Luce, until years later when she discovered a memo she'd written to herself in 1939 that said, "Why not do a novel on Clare Luce?" Which prompted Powell to write in her diary "Who can I believe? Me or myself?"

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