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This is All: The Pillow Book of Cordelia Kenn

ISBN13: 9780810970601
ISBN: 0810970600
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $19.95
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Published Date:
Edition 1St Edition
Pages: 816
Average Goodreads rating: 4.30/5 (1783 ratings)

From the winner of the Michael L. Printz Award and the Carnegie Medal, a work of astonishing intimacy and depth
Using a pillow book as her form, nineteen-year-old Cordelia Kenn sets out to write out her life for her unborn daughter. What emerges is a portrait of an extraordinary girl, who writes frankly of love, sex, poetry, nature, faith, and of herself in the world. Her thoughts range widely: on Shakespeare and breasts, periods and piano playing, friendship and trees, consciousness and sleep, and much more besides. As she writes of William Blacklin, the boy she chooses as her first lover, or Julie, the teacher who encourages her spiritual life, Cordelia maddens, fascinates, and ultimately seduces the reader. This is a character never to be forgotten from a writer at the height of his powers.