The Romance of Elsewhere (Hardcover)
Counterpoint LLC, 9781619029279, 224pp.
Publication Date: October 10, 2017
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"A marvelous collection." --The New York Times Book Review Traversing decades and continents, The Romance of Elsewhere captures the dilemma of the expat with Lynn Freed's signature honesty and humor. She takes on subjects as disparate as Disneyland, lovers, ecotourism, shopping, serious illness, and the anomaly of writers who blossom into full power only in old age. Freed's new collection further establishes her as a renowned voice in memoir and the exploration of identity. "If Joan Didion and Fran Lebowitz had a literary love child, she would be Lynn Freed--or, at least, the resulting book would be Lynn Freed's essay collection, The Romance of Elsewhere . . . in equal turns funny, wise, and sardonic." --Bustle
About the Author
LYNN FREED grew up in South Africa, before moving to New York and receiving her M.A. and Ph.D. in English Literature from Columbia. She has published eight books, and her short stories and essays have been published widely in such places as Harper's, O, The New Yorker, Tin House, and The Atlantic. She is the recipient of a 2011 PEN/O. Henry Award and was awarded the inaugural Katherine Anne Porter Award by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She is currently the Professor Emerita of English at the University of California in Davis.