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Author Boyd, William, 1952- author.

Title Sweet caress : the many lives of Amory Clay / William Boyd.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Fiction    BOYD,WIL    Available
 PAS Central Library Fiction    FIC BOYD,W    Available
 PAS Hill Avenue Branch Fiction    FIC BOYD,W    Available
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1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Fiction.
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description ix, 449 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm.
text txt rdacontent.
unmediated n rdamedia.
volume nc rdacarrier.
Note "A novel"--Cover.
Summary "When Amory Clay was born, in the decade before the Great War, her disappointed father gave her an androgynous name and announced the birth of a son. But this daughter was not one to let others define her; Amory became a woman who accepted no limits to what that could mean, and, from the time she picked up her first camera, one who would record her own version of events. Moving freely between London and New York, between photojournalism and fashion photography, and between the men who love her on complicated terms, Amory establishes her reputation as a risk taker and a passionate life traveler. Her hunger for experience draws her to the decadence of Weimar Berlin and the violence of London's blackshirt riots, to the Rhineland with Allied troops and into the political tangle of war-torn Vietnam. In her ambitious career, the seminal moments of the 20th century will become the unforgettable moments of her own biography, as well. In Sweet Caress, Amory Clay comes wondrously to life, her vibrant personality enveloping the reader from the start. And, running through the novel, her photographs over the decades allow us to experience this vast story not only with Amory's voice but with her vision. "--provided by publisher.
Subject Women -- Fiction.
Women photographers -- Fiction.
War photographers -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
ISBN 1632863324

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