Anthropology of an American Girl

Paperback $16.00

Spiegel & Grau | Jun 14, 2011 | 592 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 | ISBN 9780385527156

  • Paperback$16.00

    Spiegel & Grau | Jun 14, 2011 | 592 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 | ISBN 9780385527156

  • Ebook$11.99

    Spiegel & Grau | May 25, 2010 | ISBN 9781588369383

  • Audiobook Download$32.50

    Random House Audio | May 25, 2010 | 1500 Minutes | ISBN 9780307736314

Praise

“Remember what it feels like to be seventeen? Eveline Auerbach sounds like somebody many of us knew—or were. . . . A realistic, resonant, and universal story.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
 
“As vast and ambitious as the country itself.”—Carolyn See, The Washington Post

“If publishers could figure out a way to turn crack into a book, it’d read a lot like [Anthropology of an American Girl]. Hamann’s debut traces the sensual, passionate, and lonely interior of a young woman artist growing up in windswept East Hampton at the end of the 1970s. . . . A marvelously complex and tragic figure of disconnection, startlingly real and exposed at all times.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“[A] page-turning read [that] rivets through a rawness of complex emotion . . . Like Jane Austin, George Eliot or Edith Wharton, [Hamann] critiques her era and culture through the tale of a precocious young woman buffeted by the accidents, values and consequences of her age.”—Providence Journal-Bulletin
 
 “Utterly original . . . a rare kind of novel—at once sprawling and intimate—whose excellence matches its grand ambition.”—The Dallas Morning News
 
“[A] serious descendant of the work of D. H. Lawrence.”—The Washington Post

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