Borrowed Finery

Borrowed Finery

by Paula Fox
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Borrowed Finery by Paula Fox

Born in the 1920s to nomadic, bohemian parents, Paula Fox is left at birth in a Manhattan orphanage, then cared for by a poor yet cultivated minister in upstate New York. Her parents, however, soon resurface. Her handsome father is a hard-drinking screenwriter who is, for young Paula, "part ally, part betrayer." Her mother is given to icy bursts of temper that punctuate a deep indifference. Never sharing more than a few moments with his daughter, Fox's father allows her to be shuttled from New York City, where she lives with her passive Spanish grandmother, to Cuba, where she roams freely on a relative's sugarcane plantation, to California, where she finds herself cast upon Hollywood's seedy margins. The thread binding these wanderings is the "borrowed finery" of the title of this astonishing memoir of one writer's unusual beginnings, which was instantly recognized as a modern classic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312425197
Publisher: Picador
Publication date: 11/12/2005
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 577,832
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Paula Fox (1923-2017) is the author of the memoirs The Coldest Winter and Borrowed Finery, six novels, and a number of children's and young adult books, including the Newberry Award-winning children's book, The Slave Dancer. She lived in Brooklyn, New York.

Hometown:

Brooklyn, New York

Date of Birth:

April 22, 1923

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Education:

Attended Columbia University

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Borrowed Finery 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful book. Sometimes very sad, but a great story. Must read.