Being Lolita : a memoir
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New York : Flatiron Books, 2020.
Edition
First edition.
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294 pages ; 22 cm
Status
Rawlings Branch - ADULT
BIO WOOD
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9781250217219

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"A dark romance evolves between a high schooler and her English teacher, in this breathtakingly powerful memoir about a young woman who must learn to rewrite her own story. "Have you ever read Lolita?" So begins seventeen-year-old Alisson's metamorphosis from student to lover and then victim. A lonely and vulnerable high school senior, Alisson finds solace only in her writing-and in a young, charismatic English teacher, Mr. North. He praises her as a special and gifted writer, and she blossoms under his support and his vision for her future. Mr. North gives Alisson a copy of Lolita to read, telling her it is a beautiful story about love. The book soon becomes the backdrop to a relationship that blooms from a simple crush into a forbidden romance, with Mr. North convincing her that theirs is a love affair rivaled only by Nabokov's masterpiece. But as time progresses and his hold on her tightens, Alisson is forced to evaluate how much of that narrative is actually a disturbing fiction. In the wake of what becomes a deeply abusive relationship, Alisson is faced again and again with the story of her past, from rereading Lolita in college, to working with teenage girls, to becoming a professor of creative writing. It is only with that distance and perspective that she understands the ultimate power language has had on her-and how to harness that power to tell her own true story. BEING LOLITA is a stunning coming-of-age memoir of obsession, passion, and manipulation, shining a bright light on our shifting perceptions of consent, vulnerability, and power. This is the story of what happens when a young woman realizes her entire narrative must be rewritten-and then takes back the pen to rewrite it"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Wood, A. (2020). Being Lolita: a memoir. First edition. New York: Flatiron Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Wood, Alisson. 2020. Being Lolita: A Memoir. New York: Flatiron Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Wood, Alisson, Being Lolita: A Memoir. New York: Flatiron Books, 2020.

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Wood, Alisson. Being Lolita: A Memoir. First edition. New York: Flatiron Books, 2020. Print.

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