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Back in print, "a wry and moving . . . rare and minute accounting of growing up." (Time)

Exiles is the story of two glamorous people--one, a beautiful aristocrat; the other, a self-made man, one of the most famous authors of the 1920s. In this slender volume, which was nominated for the 1970 National Book Award and helped reestablish the memoir as a genre, Michael J. Arlen evokes--with humor and honesty--his parents' seemingly charmed life in Hollywood and New York, his own childhood spent between homes and boarding schools, and the decline of a family full of love, joy, and pride in one another: in other words, a family as ordinary as it is unusual.

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9780374532604
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Paperback
Publication Date: 
October 12, 2010