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Fierce Attachments: A Memoir

By: Vivian Gornick
Published: ©1987
Pages: 204
Total Copies: 15
Genre: Nonfiction | Biographies & Memoirs

Description: In this deeply etched and haunting memoir, Vivian Gornick tells the story of her lifelong battle with her mother for independence. There have been numerous books about mother and daughter, but none has dealt with this closest of filial relations as directly or as ruthlessly. Unsparing, deeply courageous, Fierce Attachments is one of the most remarkable documents of family feeling that has been written, a classic that helped start the memoir boom and remains one of the most moving examples of the genre.