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City of girls

Gilbert, Elizabeth, 1969-2020
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It is the summer of 1940. 19-year-old Vivian Morris arrives in New York with her suitcase and sewing machine, exiled by her despairing parents. Although her quicksilver talents with a needle and commitment to mastering the perfect hair roll have been deemed insufficient for her to pass into her sophomore year of Vassar, she soon finds gainful employment as the self-appointed seamstress at the Lily Playhouse, her unconventional Aunt Peg's charmingly disreputable Manhattan revue theatre. There, Vivian quickly becomes the toast of the showgirls, transforming the trash and tinsel only fit for the cheap seats into creations for goddesses. Exile in New York is no exile at all: here in this strange wartime city of girls, Vivian and her girlfriends mean to drink the heady highball of life itself to the last drop.
Main title:
City of girls / Elizabeth Gilbert.
Imprint:
Leicester : Charnwood, 2020.
Collation:
600 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Notes:
Standard format edition originally published: London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.
ISBN:
9781444844528 (hbk)
Dewey class:
813.6F
Language:
English
BRN:
2973390
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