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Impersonation Kindle Edition

3.9 out of 5 stars 71 ratings

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About the Author

Heidi Pitlor is the author of the novels The Birthdays and The Daylight Marriage. She has been the series editor of The Best American Short Stories since 2007 and the editorial director of Plympton, a literary studio. Her writing has been published in the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Huffington Post, Ploughshares, and the anthologies It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art and Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Todays Best Women Writers.

--This text refers to the audioCD edition.

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"[A] searing and nuanced exploration of identity."

-- "Booklist"

"[Pitlor] dryly and sometimes poignantly channels the zeitgeist through nuanced characters, settings, and just-right details.Both the story and its resourceful heroine are fresh, intelligent, and charming."

-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"

"In a novel that's smart, surprising, thought provoking, and bound to set a few readers on edge, making for good book-club debate, Pitlor offers an astute study of what it means to be a woman today."

-- "Library Journal"

"Pitlor's smart and thought-provoking latest explores the complexities of feminism, privilege, and the telling of one's life story . . . the sharply observed depictions of how lives are shaped by financial status ring all too true. Fans of Meg Wolitzer's The Female Persuasion will want to take a look."

-- "Publishers Weekly"

"Pitlor's voice is witty and brisk, bringing warmth and light to questions of identity, independence and, yes, intellectual property. Who owns your stories? How much are they worth? Allie Lang's answers are complicated. Watching her reach them is like sitting down with a refreshingly honest friend who skips the part about how great her life is and dives right into the real stuff. We need more friends like this. Authors, too."

-- "New York Times Book Review" --This text refers to the audioCD edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0851971LP
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Algonquin Books (August 18, 2020)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ August 18, 2020
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 907 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 334 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.9 out of 5 stars 71 ratings

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HEIDI PITLOR is a former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Her fiction has been published in Ploughshares, and she is the author of the novel The Birthdays.

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