By Elizabeth Hardwick


Escaping her childhood home of Kentucky, the narrator arrives at a bohemian hotel in Manhattan filled with 'drunks, actors and gamblers'. Here begin the erotic affairs and dinner parties, the abortions and heartbreaks, the friendships and 'people I have buried'. Here are luminous sketches of characters she has met that illuminate the era's racism, sexism, and poverty.

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Narrator Pamela Todd
Length 6hrs 30mins
Catalogue No. 14297
Publisher Faber; 2019