Living on Air (Hardcover)
Soho Press, 9781569474310, 240pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2006
“Finely attuned to the self-consciousness and vulnerability of adolescence, and the slippery elision of money and sophistication.”—The New Yorker
“Dazzling. . . . A piercing joy.”—Newsday
In 1966, longing to escape Levittown and her self-absorbed artist father, fourteen-year-old Maude secures a scholarship to a prestigious prep school. As family tensions surface, she struggles to find a morally acceptable place in the worlds of high art and social privilege.
Anna Shapiro is the author of two previous novels, The Right Bitch and Life and Love, Such as They Are, and a collection of essays, A Feast of Words.