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Misadventures

Smith, Sylvia

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ISBN 10: 1841952079 / ISBN 13: 9781841952079
Published by Canongate Books
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Part memoir, part comic monologue, this is an ensemble of mishaps and anecdotes that reveal the ups and downs of one woman's life. Relentlessly self-deprecating, Sylvia Smith's diary relays the humdrum, everydayness of living, yet it steadily gains momentum as a darker undertone gathers force. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: BGA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 130 x 17. Weight in Grams: 212. Good clean copy with some minor shelf wear. 2001. Main ed. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # KLJ0012587

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Title: Misadventures

Publisher: Canongate Books

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

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Part memoir, part comic monologue, this is an ensemble of mishaps and anecdotes that, taken together, reveals the ups and downs of one woman's life. Relentlessly self-deprecating, Sylvia Smith's diary at first seems to relay the humdrum, everydayness of living, yet it steadily gains momentum as a darker undertone gathers force. Interspersed between humorous tales of first-date disasters and "get-rich-quick" schemes gone awry, the reader is thrown off-balance by the loss of sexual innocence and a pervading sense of loneliness. As Sylvia stumbles from one temporary job to another, and through a variety of furnished flats, her deadpan delivery is shot through with moments of sandpaper-dry wit.

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