Love Child: A Memoir of Family Lost and Found
• Inside a legendary American family: Allegra Huston was the third child of John Huston’s fourth wife, the beautiful ballet dancer Ricki Soma. In this graceful, penetrating memoir, Allegra takes us into the world of a child unmoored by her mother’s sudden death and sent on an odyssey which took her from John Huston’s fabulous estate in Ireland, to the American suburbs, to a hidden paradise in Mexico—and, at the side of her older sister Anjelica, into the hilltop retreats of Jack Nicholson, Ryan O’Neal, and Marlon Brando. Allegra paints a vivid, caring, and affecting portrait of her parents and the luminous circle of friends, acquaintances, lovers, and artists who were a part of family life. .
• A revelatory twist and family connection: At the age of twelve Allegra Huston discovered her biological father to be the British aristocrat and historian John Julius Norwich. Suffused with a quiet intensity of emotion, Love Child explores family secrets and family bonds, and the unreliable certainties of memory—and ends with an unexpected triumph..
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Auntie-Nanuuq - www.librarything.com
This is the memoir of Allegra Huston whose mother, Enrica Soma, was unhappily married to Movie Director John Huston. Allegra's mother died when she was 4 years old and she was sent to live with John ... Read full review
LOVE CHILD: A Memoir of Family Lost and FoundUser Review - Kirkus
The "too ordinary" member of a famous Hollywood family recalls her unusual childhood.By the time she was 16, Huston had already swum with Jack Nicholson, roller-skated with football legend Jim Brown ... Read full review