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Palimpsest: A Memoir

Vidal, Gore

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ISBN 10: 0679440380 / ISBN 13: 9780679440383
Published by Random House, U.S.A., 1995
New Condition: New Hardcover
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Title: Palimpsest: A Memoir

Publisher: Random House, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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This explosively entertaining memoir abounds in gossip, satire, historical apercus, and trenchant observations. Vidal's compelling narrative weaves back and forth in time, providing a whole view of the author's celebrated life, from his birth in 1925 to today, and features a cast of memorable characters--including the Kennedy family, Marlon Brando, Anais Nin, and Eleanor Roosevelt. of photos.

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A candid memoir of Vidal's first 40 years of life. His famous skills as a raconteur, his forthrightness, and his wicked wit are brilliantly at work in these recollections of a difficult family, talented friends, and interesting enemies.

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