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Innocence (Signed)

Mendelsohn, Jane

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ISBN 10: 1573221643 / ISBN 13: 9781573221641
Published by Riverhead Books, New York, 2000
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Cloth-backed paper over boards; in photo-illustrated dust jacket (just very lightly rubbed on rear panel, else fine). Signed by Mendelsohn on the title-page. Bookseller Inventory # GK1952

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Title: Innocence (Signed)

Publisher: Riverhead Books, New York

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

In her electrifying follow-up to the acclaimed bestseller, I Was Amelia Earhart, Jane Mendelsohn delivers a modern gothic coming-of-age story, a devastating X-ray of American culture, and a piercing, playful, and poetic exploration of the inner life of a teenage girl growing up in New York City.

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"Innocence is a kind of Rosemary''s Baby channeled through J.D. Salinger." --Dennis Cooper, Village Voice

"Remarkable...A truly thrilling read." --Newsday

"Borrowing classic ingredients from the genres of horror films and popular literature, Mendelsohn has concocted a coming-of-age tale about a Manhattan girl's adolescence; this is a story of innocence, all right, but that nebulous concept today means finding your way in a media-saturated, sometimes dangerous culture." --Boston Sunday Globe

"It''s a graceful, delusionary teenage thriller unusually in touch with young characters'' emotional workings, and, at the same time, a book by someone who clearly understands the tricks that make Stephen King''s pages turn. In the novel, a teenaged girl named Beckett witnesses or imagines a series of murders and grows increasingly convinced that reality masks a demonic conspiracy by the adult world to destroy her innocence and corrupt everyone she trusts." --Dennis Cooper, Village Voice

"Mendelohn is a smart, clever writer who has created a...novel that rivets with well-paced scenes, lyrical prose, and moments of profound insight. By playing with the worst stereotypes about women and giving eloquent nod to her cinematic forebears, Mendelsohn gives voice and image to a new generation's female howl." --The Providence Sunday Journal

"This dark and gothically twisted novel from the author of I Was Amelia Earhart gives us the city as a wicked stepmother's poisonous fruit, its beauty baneful, its sweetness deadly...Mendelsohn's genius lies in her ability to keep both the fantastical and the ordinary in focus at the same time...a brilliant balancing act." --Newsday

"Innocence is a kind of Rosemary's Baby channeled through J.D. Salinger." --Dennis Cooper, Village Voice

"Remarkable...A truly thrilling read." --Newsday

"Borrowing classic ingredients from the genres of horror films and popular literature, Mendelsohn has concocted a coming-of-age tale about a Manhattan girl's adolescence; this is a story of innocence, all right, but that nebulous concept today means finding your way in a media-saturated, sometimes dangerous culture." --Boston Sunday Globe

"It's a graceful, delusionary teenage thriller unusually in touch with young characters' emotional workings, and, at the same time, a book by someone who clearly understands the tricks that make Stephen King's pages turn. In the novel, a teenaged girl named Beckett witnesses or imagines a series of murders and grows increasingly convinced that reality masks a demonic conspiracy by the adult world to destroy her innocence and corrupt everyone she trusts." --Dennis Cooper, Village Voice

"Mendelohn is a smart, clever writer who has created a...novel that rivets with well-paced scenes, lyrical prose, and moments of profound insight. By playing with the worst stereotypes about women and giving eloquent nod to her cinematic forebears, Mendelsohn gives voice and image to a new generation's female howl." --The Providence Sunday Journal

"This dark and gothically twisted novel from the author of I Was Amelia Earhart gives us the city as a wicked stepmother's poisonous fruit, its beauty baneful, its sweetness deadly...Mendelsohn's genius lies in her ability to keep both the fantastical and the ordinary in focus at the same time...a brilliant balancing act." --Newsday

Innocence is a kind of Rosemary's Baby channeled through J.D. Salinger. Dennis Cooper, Village Voice

Remarkable A truly thrilling read. Newsday

Borrowing classic ingredients from the genres of horror films and popular literature, Mendelsohn has concocted a coming-of-age tale about a Manhattan girl s adolescence; this is a story of innocence, all right, but that nebulous concept today means finding your way in a media-saturated, sometimes dangerous culture. Boston Sunday Globe

It's a graceful, delusionary teenage thriller unusually in touch with young characters' emotional workings, and, at the same time, a book by someone who clearly understands the tricks that make Stephen King's pages turn. In the novel, a teenaged girl named Beckett witnesses or imagines a series of murders and grows increasingly convinced that reality masks a demonic conspiracy by the adult world to destroy her innocence and corrupt everyone she trusts. Dennis Cooper, Village Voice

Mendelohn is a smart, clever writer who has created a novel that rivets with well-paced scenes, lyrical prose, and moments of profound insight. By playing with the worst stereotypes about women and giving eloquent nod to her cinematic forebears, Mendelsohn gives voice and image to a new generation s female howl. The Providence Sunday Journal

This dark and gothically twisted novel from the author of I Was Amelia Earhart gives us the city as a wicked stepmother s poisonous fruit, its beauty baneful, its sweetness deadly Mendelsohn s genius lies in her ability to keep both the fantastical and the ordinary in focus at the same time a brilliant balancing act. Newsday "

Innocence is a kind of Rosemary's Baby channeled through J.D. Salinger. Dennis Cooper, Village Voice

Remarkable A truly thrilling read. Newsday

Borrowing classic ingredients from the genres of horror films and popular literature, Mendelsohn has concocted a coming-of-age tale about a Manhattan girl s adolescence; this is a story of innocence, all right, but that nebulous concept today means finding your way in a media-saturated, sometimes dangerous culture. Boston Sunday Globe

It's a graceful, delusionary teenage thriller unusually in touch with young characters' emotional workings, and, at the same time, a book by someone who clearly understands the tricks that make Stephen King's pages turn. In the novel, a teenaged girl named Beckett witnesses or imagines a series of murders and grows increasingly convinced that reality masks a demonic conspiracy by the adult world to destroy her innocence and corrupt everyone she trusts. Dennis Cooper, Village Voice

Mendelohn is a smart, clever writer who has created a novel that rivets with well-paced scenes, lyrical prose, and moments of profound insight. By playing with the worst stereotypes about women and giving eloquent nod to her cinematic forebears, Mendelsohn gives voice and image to a new generation s female howl. The Providence Sunday Journal

This dark and gothically twisted novel from the author of I Was Amelia Earhart gives us the city as a wicked stepmother s poisonous fruit, its beauty baneful, its sweetness deadly Mendelsohn s genius lies in her ability to keep both the fantastical and the ordinary in focus at the same time a brilliant balancing act. Newsday

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