Alysia Abbott and Edmund White in conversation

07/10/2013 7:00 pm

Set in 1970s and 1980s San Francisco, Fairyland is Alysia Abbott's memoir of her nomadic, unstructured life inside the city's gay bohemia, surrounded by a dizzy circle of artists, thinkers, and writers. More than an unflinchingly honest account of her complex relationship with her openly gay father, Abbott's memoir brings a compelling generational perspective to queer history and pays tribute to a set of bohemian values which are increasingly in danger of being forgotten. Abbott will be joined in conversation by Edmund White.

 "At once a father-daughter love story, a testament to survival, a meditation on profound loss, and a searing chronicle of a complex coming of age, Fairyland is a beautiful, haunting book that instructs, even as it breaks our hearts." - Dani Shapiro

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ISBN-13: 9780393082524
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company, 6/2013

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