Virginia Woolf in Manhattan

by Gee, Maggie, 1948-

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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CLP - Knoxville Fiction Collection FICTION Gee
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Collection  Fiction Collection
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Gee
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Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Fiction GEE Maggie
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"I have been dragged through time, summoned like a book requisitioned from a distant library," says Virginia Woolf, "resurrected" by modern-day author, Angela Lamb, working on Woolf manuscripts in the New York Public Library's Berg collection.
Angela dumps her irrepressible daughter at boarding-school to pursue her writing, so, when a bedraggled Virginia materialises among the bookshelves and is promptly evicted, Angela rushes to her rescue, chaperoning her wayward heroine.
Virginia drinks in the Algonquin, finds friends' paintings in the Met, and scams bookstores by selling pristine first editions of her novels, inscribed. Visits to independent booksellers make up for her disappointment in finding iconic bookstores closed.
Virginia flies with Angela to a conference in Istanbul, makes friends, finds new lovers, and steals the show at international meeting on - Virginia Woolf.
The novel asks what Virginia would make of contemporary literature, the book trade, love, sex and digital addictions? Are we free-er than in Woolf's day? By showing Woolf's joy in seizing life, Gee challenges the cliché that great female artists are self-destructive, and engagingly shows Woolf's ideas on equality, feminism and bisexuality are as vibrant and important as ever.
A witty, profound novel about the miraculous possibilities of second chances.
Additional Information
Subjects Woolf, Virginia, -- 1882-1941 -- Fiction.
Authors -- Fiction.
Time travel -- Fiction.
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Time-travel fiction.
Biographical fiction.
Publisher London :2019
Edition U.S. edition.
Language English
Description 471 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 9781909572102
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