Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1841952079 ISBN13: 9781841952079 Edition: Paperback; 2001-10-01
Summary:Part memoir, part comic monologue, this is an ensemble of mishaps and
anecdotes that, taken together, reveals the ups and downs of one
woman's life. Relentlessly self-deprecating, Sylvia Smith's diary at
first seems to relay the humdrum, everydayness of living, yet it
steadily gains momentum as a darker undertone gathers force.
Interspersed between humorous tales of first-date disasters and
"get-rich-quick" schemes gone awry, the reader is thrown off-balance
by the loss of sexual innocence and a pervading sense of loneliness.
As Sylvia stumbles from one temporary job to another, and through a
variety of furnished flats, her deadpan delivery is shot through with
moments of sandpaper-dry wit.
Book Details:Physical Description: 5.1"x7.6"x0.7"; 0.5 lb; 260 pages
Edition Info: Paperback; 2001-10-01
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