Raised like a princess in one of the most powerful families in the American South, Henrietta Bingham was offered the helm of a publishing empire. Instead, she ripped through the Jazz Age like an F. Scott Fitzgerald character: intoxicating and intoxicated, selfish and shameless, seductive and brilliant, endearing and often terribly troubled. In New York, Louisville, and London, she drove both men and women wild with desire, and her youth blazed with sex. But her love… (more)

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Its literary value, though, is that of an attenuated tragedy, reminding us of our continuing failure to help people, wealthy or poor, who can’t quite survive life, even as they try valiantly to live it.

With her book, Emily Bingham said she meant to kindle the phoenix back to life.

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (June 16, 2015)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English

Awards: Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Literature 2016 winner

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