By Joan Didion
From one in every of our strongest writers, a piece of wonderful frankness approximately wasting a daughter. Richly textured with bits of her personal youth and married lifestyles together with her husband, John Gregory Dunne, and daughter, Quintana Roo, this new booklet by means of Joan Didion examines her recommendations, fears, and doubts concerning having young children, affliction, and growing to be old.
Blue Nights opens on July 26, 2010, as Didion thinks again to Quintana’s marriage ceremony in ny seven years earlier than. this day will be her marriage ceremony anniversary. This truth triggers shiny snapshots of Quintana’s childhood—in Malibu, in Brentwood, in class in Holmby Hills. Reflecting on her daughter but additionally on her position as a father or mother, Didion asks the candid questions any mum or dad may perhaps approximately how she feels she failed both simply because cues weren't taken or even displaced. “How might i've got neglected what used to be sincerely there to be seen?” eventually, possibly all of us stay unknown to one another. Seamlessly woven in are incidents Didion sees as underscoring her personal age, anything she reveals tough to recognize, less accept.
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Blue Nights by Joan Didion