Borrowed Finery: A Memoir

Paula Fox


Born within the Twenties to nomadic, bohemian mom and dad, Paula Fox is left at beginning in a big apple orphanage, then cared for through a negative but cultivated minister in upstate ny. Her mom and dad, even though, quickly resurface. Her good-looking father is a hard-drinking screenwriter who's, for younger Paula, "part best friend, half betrayer." Her mom is given to icy bursts of mood that punctuate a deep indifference. by no means sharing various moments along with his daughter, Fox's father permits her to be shuttled from manhattan urban, the place she lives along with her passive Spanish grandmother, to Cuba, the place she roams freely on a relative's sugarcane plantation, to California, the place she reveals herself solid upon Hollywood's seedy margins. The thread binding those wanderings is the "borrowed finery" of the identify of this striking memoir of 1 writer's strange beginnings, which used to be immediately well-known as a latest classic.

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