Alysia Abbott and Edmund White in conversation

Set in 1970s and 1980s San Francisco, Fairyland is Alysia Abbott's memoir of her nomadic, unstructured life inside the city's gay bohemia, surrounded by a dizzy circle of artists, thinkers, and writers. More than an unflinchingly honest account of her complex relationship with her openly gay father, Abbott's memoir brings a compelling generational perspective to queer history and pays tribute to a set of bohemian values which are increasingly in danger of being forgotten. Abbott will be joined in conversation by Edmund White. "At once a father-daughter love story, a testament to survival, a meditation on profound loss, and a searing chronicle of a complex coming of age, Fairyland is a beautiful, haunting book that instructs, even as it breaks our hearts." - Dani Shapiro

Event date: 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 7:00pm

Event address: 

52 Prince St
10012-3309 New York
Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393082524
Availability: In stock at publisher. Usually arrives in our store within 1-5 business days.
Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 3rd, 2013