Fugitive Blue

Fugitive Blue Joanna Hirsch is an aspiring off Broadway actress whose complex life has finally shattered Having tried to normalize relations with her mother Georgia a world renowned sculptress who left her family

  • Title: Fugitive Blue
  • Author: Dani Shapiro
  • ISBN: 9780831791063
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Joanna Hirsch is an aspiring off Broadway actress whose complex life has finally shattered Having tried to normalize relations with her mother, Georgia, a world renowned sculptress who left her family nearly twenty years before to pursue her art, Joanna unexpectedly learns that Georgia has flown again this time from her SoHo loft in New York to the Umbrian mountains ofJoanna Hirsch is an aspiring off Broadway actress whose complex life has finally shattered Having tried to normalize relations with her mother, Georgia, a world renowned sculptress who left her family nearly twenty years before to pursue her art, Joanna unexpectedly learns that Georgia has flown again this time from her SoHo loft in New York to the Umbrian mountains of Italy Joanna s lover of the last ten years, theater director Nigel Easden, has also gone, leaving a goodbye note on top of a pile of newspapers that contain scathing reviews of his most recent production And Joanna s oldest and most complicated relationship, with her childhood friend Billy Overmeyer, has ended in random urban tragedy Suddenly, Joanna is all alone Fugitive Blue is a richly told story about a daughter s love for her brilliant and difficult mother Lyrical and unflinching, this new novel by an author whose language sings of Fitzgerald New York Times takes Joanna Hirsch on a journey from her lonely suburban childhood to a life as forcibly created as one of her mother s sculptures chiseled from the ashes, the wreckage of her past.

    One thought on “Fugitive Blue”

    1. This book irritated the crap out of me. There's nothing here.Except this unflinchingly perfect actress whowho who nothing.Absolutely nothing.Everyone as always is in love with the heroine, who as always comes from money and it appears is going right back into money. This off off off Broadway show is always sold out.?????? And all her buddies- her starving artist buddies all come from Yale.???Like give me a break.I should be so starving.This book is vapid, it's shallow and frankly it's just crap. [...]

    2. This is the fourth book of Dani Shapiro’s that I’ve read and I believe it is the best so far. She crafts each character with care, taking her time to reveal key pieces of their history. This novel is lush with imagery and detail, each sentence a treasure to unwrap. The story is told in small snatches, moving ahead into the future then revealing pieces of the past. We learn early that Joanna’s mother leaves her and her father when Joanna is twelve, which is the same day she meets Billy, the [...]

    3. Liked her other book Family History: A Novel much more. This book's characters were cliched and the story was not thoroughly developed. Did keep me reading for the ending however.

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