Sweet Bird of Youth

Sweet Bird of Youth

Book - 1972
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The very title of Sweet Bird of Youth is one of ironic pity. The two chief characters--a raddled has-been actress from Hollywood, seeking to forget her present in drugs and sex, and her still handsome masseur-gigolo, who has brought her to his hometown in the South, believing that through her money and faded glamor his gaudy illusions may yet come true--are the reverse side of the American dream of youth. Yet as they work out their fate amid violence and horror, there is nevertheless a note of compassion for the damned.
Publisher: New York : New Directions Pub. Corp., 1972
ISBN: 9780811205962
0811205967
Branch Call Number: 812 W6754a767
Characteristics: 123 p. ; 21 cm

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