Blue Nights

Blue Nights

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 07/06/2012
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Synopsis

From one of our most powerful writers, a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter. Richly textured with bits of her own childhood and married life with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and daughter, Quintana Roo, this new book by Joan Didion examines her thoughts, fears, and doubts regarding having children, illness, and growing old. Blue Nights opens on July 26, 2010, as Didion thinks back to Quintana’s wedding in New York seven years before. Today would be her wedding anniversary. This fact triggers vivid snapshots of Quintana’s childhood — in Malibu, in Brentwood, at school in Holmby Hills. Reflecting on her daughter but also on her role as a parent, Didion asks the candid questions any parent might about how she feels she failed either because cues were not taken or perhaps displaced. ‘How could I have missed what was clearly there to be seen?’ Finally, perhaps we all remain unknown to each other. Blue Nights — the long, light evening hours that signal the summer solstice, ‘the opposite of the dying of the brightness, but also its warning’ — like The Year of Magical Thinking before it, is an iconic book of incisive and electric honesty.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780007432905
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Weight: 190g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm

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Blue Nights
FABULOUS!
Absolutely amazing!! I finished it in just one sitting, it was just unbelievable! It was my first ever Joan book and I am now a massive fan and have bought... READ MORE
Dottie Fennelly-Hunt
Blue Nights
Incred
After watching Joan Didion’s documentary: The Centre Will Not Hold, I just knew that I had to read some of her stuff. Blue Nights is such an incredible boo... READ MORE
Dottie Fennelly-Hunt