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Inhaltsangabe: Smokey O'Donnell works as a writer on "Downtown" magazine in 1966 Atlanta. Here she meets Matthew Comfort, the charismatic editor who shapes her career. Smokey soon has to choose between three men, Bradley Hunt III, Lucas Baird and John Howard. Her decisions signal an end to her innocence.
Vom Verlag: Having traveled outside the South in her recent novels, Anne Rivers Siddons returns to her hometown and the setting of Peachtree Road, the 1988 fictional saga of Atlanta that launched her onto national bestseller lists. Her 10th novel, Downtown tells the story of Smoky O'Donnell, a bright young woman who arrives in Atlanta in 1966 in search of an exciting beginning to a new life. A nostalgic love note to the innocence and promise of Atlanta in the '60s, Downtown is also a tender account of one woman's difficult choices and personal triumphs.
A vibrant and fast-paced city on the move and on the make, Atlanta is one of the first cities to have its own magazine, called Downtown, and it is where Smoky sets out to make her mark as a writer. Though Smoky has to literally earn her wings as a female reporter for the male-dominated magazine, she gains membership into an intimate family of dedicated staff members headed by Matt Comfort, a flamboyant and charismatic editor who is known everywhere in the city. "To be on its masthead was to own a piece of the city," recalls Smoky.
More than any previous novel, the details of Downtown mirror the facts of Anne Rivers Siddons' own life. Siddons got her start as a staff writer for Atlanta magazine, one of America's first city magazines. Founded by Jim Townsend, a revered mentor to a whole generation of Atlanta writers, the magazine came to life in the exciting decade of the '60s, when the city was emerging as a political center for the civil rights movement and redefining itself as the South's metropolis of the future. Downtown captures the energy of the city at this turning point.
"Before the '60s, there was no doubt that the pristine insularity of Atlanta would hold," Siddons explains. "Then, hordes of young people infiltrated the city and two worlds just jammed against each other, like tectonic plates. In Downtown, I tried to capture the feeling that everything was about to change. It was very powerful." Borrowing its title from the Petula Clark song as well as the name of the city magazine where Smoky works, Downtown weaves in the sights and sounds of a generation redefining itself. Far from her Irish Catholic family in Savannah and outside the stately Tudor mansions of Atlanta's wealthy Buckhead community, Smoky discovers a world of shiny vinyl, Motown, and the birth-control pill.
By the surprising end of Downtown, "the Atlanta I had come in search of" is a distant memory for Smoky. Unlike her protagonist, Siddons still calls Atlanta home after 30 years, though she speaks of the changes there with mixed emotions. In the now-defunctLear's magazine, Siddons wrote of Atlanta: "A woman can make a name for herself here that shine on many shores. Woman can, and some do, create and topple personal empires here... but they do so in ruffles... Atlanta is known as a man's town and has been for most of its short, supercharged life. The day of the glorious individual woman -- the artist, the scientist, the CEO, the glittering maverick -- is only just dawning."
Titel: Downtown (Thorndike Core)
Verlag: G. K. Hall & Company
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung G. K. Hall & Company, 1994. Buchzustand: Good. Lrg. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP89598512
Buchbeschreibung G K Hall & Co, 1994. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. LARGE PRINT hardcover library withdrawal in sturdy condition. Some shelf wear to the covers. A card pocket is still pasted on the inside back cover page. Good binding. Tight. With nothing ripped by the library. Stamped at the page edge by the library. In clean, useful condition. Book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Good10511all074
Buchbeschreibung G. K. Hall & Company. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Light wear to edges and pages. Cover and spine show no easily noticeable damage. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0816174105I4N00
Buchbeschreibung G. K. Hall & Company. Hardcover. Buchzustand: POOR. Noticeably used, showing heavy wear to cover and pages. Might have notes, underlining and or highlighting. Accessories such as CD, codes, and dust jackets may not be included. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2578526954
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Acceptable. Book Condition: Acceptable. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97808161741025.0
Buchbeschreibung G. K. Hall & Company, 1994. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. 1St Edition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0816174105
Buchbeschreibung G. K. Hall & Company, 1994. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020816174105
Buchbeschreibung G. K. Hall & Company, 1994. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110816174105