Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father

Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father

by Alysia Abbott


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Finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year

In this vibrant memoir, Alysia Abbott recounts growing up in 1970s San Francisco with Steve Abbott, a gay, single father during an era when that was rare. Reconstructing their time together from a remarkable cache of Steve’s writings, Alysia gives us an unforgettable portrait of a tumultuous, historic period in San Francisco as well as an exquisitely moving account of a father’s legacy and a daughter’s love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393348903
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/02/2014
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Alysia Abbott's work has appeared in Real Simple, Salon, and TheAtlantic.com. She is a graduate of the New School's MFA program and was a contributing producer at WNYC radio. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her family.

Table of Contents

Author's Note xi

Prologue xiii

Part I Fairytales 1

Part II Motherless 31

Part III Borrowed Mothers 81

Part IV The Quake 127

Part V Departures 199

Part VI Return 281

Epilogue 315

List of Sources 319

Acknowledgments 323

Credits 325

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