The Double Life of Liliane

The Double Life of Liliane

A Novel

Book - 2015
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As the child of a German movie producer father who lives in Italy and a beautiful, artistically talented mother who resides in New York, Liliane's life is divided between those two very different worlds. A shy and observant only child with a vivid imagination, Liliane uncovers the stories of family members as diverse as Moses Mendelssohn, Mary Queen of Scots and an early Mexican adventurer, and pieces together their vivid histories, through both World Wars and across continents. What unfolds is an astonishing and riveting metanarrative: an exploration of self, humanity, and family in the manner of W.G. Sebald and Karl Ove Knausgaard. Told with Tuck's inimitable elegance and peppered with documents, photos, and a rich and varied array of characters, The Double Life of Liliane is an intimate and poignant coming of age portrait of the writer as a young woman.
Publisher: New York :, Atlantic Monthly Press,, [2015]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780802124029
080212402X
Branch Call Number: FICTION Tuck Lily 09/2015
Characteristics: 241 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm

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