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Memories of the future : a novel

Author: Siri Hustvedt
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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"From international bestseller and Booker Prize-nominee Siri Hustvedt comes a provocative novel about time, desire, memory and the imagination, Then tells the indelible story of a young Midwestern woman's fixation with her mysterious neighbor, Lucy Brite, over the course of a threadbare year in 1970s New York. As she listens to Lucy through the thin walls of her dilapidated building, S.H., aka "Minnesota,"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: FICTION / Literary
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Siri Hustvedt
ISBN: 9781982102838 1982102837
OCLC Number: 1089290063
Description: 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Siri Hustvedt ; drawings by the author.

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"From international bestseller and Booker Prize-nominee Siri Hustvedt comes a provocative novel about time, desire, memory and the imagination, Then tells the indelible story of a young Midwestern woman's fixation with her mysterious neighbor, Lucy Brite, over the course of a threadbare year in 1970s New York. As she listens to Lucy through the thin walls of her dilapidated building, S.H., aka "Minnesota," transcribes her neighbor's bizarre and increasingly ominous monologues in a notebook, along with sundry other adventures, until one frightening night when Lucy bursts into her apartment on a rescue mission. Forty years later, S.H., now a veteran author, discovers her old notebook, as well as early drafts of a never-completed novel while moving her aging mother from one facility to another. Ingeniously juxtaposing the various texts, S.H. measures what she remembers against what she wrote that year and has since forgotten to create a dialogue between selves across decades. The encounter both collapses time and reframes its meanings in the present. Elaborately structured, intellectually rigorous, urgently paced, poignant, and often wildly funny, Memories of the Future brings together themes that have made Hustvedt among the most celebrated novelists working today: the fallibility of memory; gender mutability; the violence of patriarchy; the vagaries of perception; the ambiguous borders between sensation and thought, sanity and madness; and our dependence on primal drives such as sex, love, hunger, and rage." --

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