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The Last of Her Kind: A Novel by [Sigrid Nunez]

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Megan Marshall, The New York Times Book Review
"[A] carefully written and discerning narrative with closely drawn portraits of two prototypical yet unique women trying to construct a friendship across an unbridgeable class divide. . .Nunez's keen powers of observation make her a natural chronicler."

Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com
"A writer of Nunez's piercing intelligence and post-feminist consciousness may well feel that writing the Great American Novel is no longer a feasible or worthwhile goal -- but damned if she hasn't gone and done it anyway."

About the Author

Sigrid Nunez is also the author of the novels Naked Sleeper and For Rouenna. She has been the recipient of several awards including a Whiting Writers' Award, the Rome Prize in Literature, and a Berlin Prize Fellowship. She currently lives in New York City. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B004M8T0UW
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Farrar, Straus and Giroux; First edition (December 12, 2006)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 12, 2006
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 623 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 398 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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Sigrid Nunez was born in New York City, the daughter of a German mother and a Chinese-Panamanian father, whose lives she drew on for part of her first novel, A FEATHER ON THE BREATH OF GOD (1995). She went on to write six more novels, including THE LAST OF HER KIND (2006), SALVATION CITY (2010), THE FRIEND (2018), and WHAT ARE YOU GOING THROUGH (September, 2020). She is also the author of SEMPRE SUSAN: A MEMOIR OF SUSAN SONTAG (2011). Her honors include a Whiting Award, a Rome Prize, a Berlin Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction. Her work has been translated into more than 20 languages. Learn more at www.sigridnunez.com.

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