After Henry

After Henry

by Joan Didion

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Overview

National Bestseller

Didion's "reportorial pieces afford the pleasures of literature. . . . She is an expert geographer of the landscape of American public culture" (The New York Times Book Review).


Here, Didion covers ground from Washington to Los Angeles, from a TV producer's gargantuan "manor" to the racial battlefields of New York's criminal courts.

At each stop she uncovers the mythic narratives that elude other observers: Didion tells us about the fantasies the media construct around crime victims and presidential candidates; she gives us new interpretations of the stories of Nancy Reagan and Patty Hearst; she charts America's rollercoaster ride through evanescent booms and hard times that won't go away.

A bracing amalgam of skepticism and sympathy, After Henry is further proof of Joan Didion's infallible radar for the true spirit of our age.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679745396
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/27/1993
Series: Vintage International
Edition description: 1st Vintage International ed
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 350,138
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Joan Didion was born in California and lives in New York City. She is the author of five novels and seven previous books of nonfiction.

Hometown:

New York, New York

Date of Birth:

December 5, 1934

Place of Birth:

Sacramento, California

Education:

B.A., University of California at Berkeley, 1956

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