The Odd Woman and the City

The Odd Woman and the City

A contentious, deeply moving ode to friendship, love, and urban life in the spirit of Fierce Attachments

A memoir of self-discovery and the dilemma of connection in our time, The Odd Woman and the City explores the rhythms, chance encounters, and ever-changing friendships of urban life that forge the sensibility of a fiercely independent woman who has lived out her conflicts, not her fantasies, in a city (New York) that has done the same. Running steadily through… (more)

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Her memoir gains its tension from the threat of impinging loneliness, its joy from the encounters she forges on her own, nameless, on the street.

It’s a book in part about that feeling of futility that can sneak up on anyone late on a certain afternoon.

"The Odd Woman and the City" is full of what she knows, what she ponders and most of all what she has read.


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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 19, 2015)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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