Among Other Things, I've Taken Up Smoking

By Aoibheann Sweeney
(Penguin Press HC, The, Hardcover, 9781594201301, 272pp.)

Publication Date: July 19, 2007

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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Critically acclaimed by reviewers across the country, Aoibheann Sweeney?s beautifully written debut novel is a story of the profound human need for intimacy. For Miranda, the adolescence spent in her fog-shrouded Maine home has been stark and isolated? alone with her troubled father, a man consumed with his work translating Ovid?s Metamorphoses, her mother mysteriously gone from their lives. Now, having graduated from high school, Miranda?s father arranges for her to stay with old friends in Manhattan, and she embarks on a journey that will open up her father?s past?and her own world?in ways she cannot begin to imagine.

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