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Memories of the future

Hustvedt, Siri2019
This is a provocative novel about time, desire, memory and the imagination, Then tells the indelible story of a young Midwestern woman's fixation with her mysterious neighbor over the course of a threadbare year in 1970s New York. Fresh from Minnesota and hungry for all New York has to offer, twenty-three-year-old S.H. embarks on a year that proves both exhilarating and frightening - from bruising encounters with men to the increasingly ominous monologues of the woman next door. Forty years on, those pivotal months come back to vibrant life when S.H. discovers the notebook in which she recorded her adventures alongside drafts of a novel. Measuring what she remembers against what she wrote, she regards her younger self with curiosity and often amusement. Anger too, for how much has really changed in a world where the female presidential candidate is called an abomination?
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Memories of the future / Siri Hustvedt ; drawings by the author.
Hustvedt, Siri, author, illustrator
London : Sceptre, an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton, 2019.©2019
318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
9781473694422 (paperback)
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