An Extraordinary Theory Of Objects: A Memoir of an Outsider in Paris

Paperback | November 19, 2013

byStephanie LaCava

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It's Girl Interrupted meets Miranda July—with a touch of Joan Didion—in this captivating collection of original essays revolving around a young American girl's coming of age in Paris. As an adolescent in a foreign country, Stephanie LaCava found an unconventional way to deal with her social awkwardness and feelings of uncertainty about the future by taking solace from the strange and beautiful objects she came across in her daily life. Filled with beautiful illustrations and providing a retrospective of nineties fashion and culture, An Extraordinary Theory of Objects: A Memoir of an Outsider in Paris is sure to be a collector's item for Francophiles or anyone who has ever found security in the strangest of places.

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It's Girl Interrupted meets Miranda July—with a touch of Joan Didion—in this captivating collection of original essays revolving around a young American girl's coming of age in Paris. As an adolescent in a foreign country, Stephanie LaCava found an unconventional way to deal with her social awkwardness and feelings of uncertainty about...

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A haunting and moving collection of original narratives that reveals an expatriate's coming-of-age in Paris and the magic she finds in ordinary objectsW hen Stephanie LaCava's father transports her and her family to the quaint Parisian suburb of Le Vésinet, everything changes for the young American. Stephanie sets out to explore her ne...

Stephanie LaCava is a writer working in New York and Paris. Her work has appeared inT: The New York Times Style Magazine,Vogue, and other print and online publications, includingThe Paris ReviewandTin House.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.25 × 5 × 0.56 inPublished:November 19, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061963925

ISBN - 13:9780061963926

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“With help from Matthew Nelson’s elegant drawings, the worldly LaCava impresses by unearthing hidden treasures from a painful youth.”