An Extraordinary Theory of Objects: A Memoir of an Outsider in Paris (Hardcover)

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It's Girl Interrupted meets Miranda July--with a touch of Joan Didion--in this captivating collection of original essays revolving around a young American girl's coming of age in Paris. As an adolescent in a foreign country, Stephanie LaCava found an unconventional way to deal with her social awkwardness and feelings of uncertainty about the future by taking solace from the strange and beautiful objects she came across in her daily life. Filled with beautiful illustrations and providing a retrospective of nineties fashion and culture, An Extraordinary Theory of Objects: A Memoir of an Outsider in Paris is sure to be a collector's item for Francophiles or anyone who has ever found security in the strangest of places.

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“This captivating, wonderfully strange little book is like no other I’ve ever read. Stephanie LaCava has created something original and true, at once emotionally resonant and intellectually challenging. A sheer delight.”
-Dani Shapiro, author of Devotion and Slow Motion

“What cleverly fills the honeycomb of LaCava’s own story is a compassionate, evocative biography of seemingly aberrant things and a collection of historical anecdotes that most readers would never otherwise learn, let alone find gathered all together in one small (but not diminishing), deliberate, and careful book.”
-Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061963896
ISBN-10: 0061963895
Publisher: HarperTorch
Publication Date: December 4th, 2012
Pages: 205
Language: English

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