A Cinematic Memoir
Imagine an episodic memoir that braids together insights about Alfred Hitchcock's movies with the narrative of a woman's life: scenes of growing up in Brooklyn in the sixties and seventies as the daughter of a schizophrenic mother and a traveling salesman father, adolescent sexual traumas, and adult botched marriages and relationships-- all refracted through the lens of ten of Alfred Hitchcock's iconic movies.
In each chapter, the narrator--an award-winning poet--trains her idiosyncratic lens on a different film and then onto the uncanny connections they conjure up from her own life. A singular cliffhanging tale, reminiscent in style of Azar Nafisi's Reading Lolita in Tehran and Helen Macdonald's H Is for Hawk.
Terra Nova Press, 9781949597080, 280pp.
Publication Date: June 16, 2020