Daisy Buchanan's Daughter

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Paycock Press, 2011 - United States - 628 pages
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"She was born during the Jazz Age and grew up in Paris and the American Midwest after her father's death on the polo field and her mother's later suicide. As a young war reporter, she waded ashore on Omaha Beach and witnessed the liberation of Dachau. She spent the 1950s hobnobbing in Hollywood with Marlene Dietrich and Gene Kelly. She went to West Africa as an ambassador's wife as the New Frontier dawned. She comforted a distraught Lyndon Baines Johnson in Washington, DC, as the Vietnam war turned into a quagmire. And today? Today, it's June 6, 2006: Pamela Buchanan Murphy Gerson Cadwaller's 86th birthday. With some asperity, she's waiting for a congratulatory phone call from the president of the United States. Brother, is he ever going to get a piece of her mind"--Publisher description.

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User Review  - Frank Mancino - Goodreads

Too long but worth slogging through. Read full review

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User Review  - Tadzio Koelb - Goodreads

From my review in the New York Times: Implausibility is Carson's most powerful tool, for “Daisy Buchanan's Daughter” is a picaresque, and as such has a duty to travel by whatever madcap means ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Tom Carson was born in Germany in 1956, he grew up living abroad. He graduated in 1977 from Princeton University, where he won the Samuel Shellabarger award for creative writing. Carson is the author of Gilligan's Wake, a New York Times Notable Book of The Year for 2003, and Daisy Buchanan's Daughter, 2011. Currently he is GQ's "The Critic," where he won two National Magazine Awards for criticism as Esquire magazine's "Screen" columnist and has been nominated two more times since. A former resident of Washington, D.C., New York City, and Los Angeles, he now lives in New Orleans with his wife, Arion Berger.

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