Blue Nights

Blue Nights Author Joan Didion
ISBN-10 0307387380
ISBN-13 9780307387387
Year 2012-05-29
Pages 208
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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A New York Times Notable Book and National BestsellerFrom one of our most powerful writers a work of stunning frankness about losing a daughter Richly textured with memories from her own childhood and married life with her husband John Gregory Dunne and daughter Quintana Roo this new book by Joan Didion is an intensely personal and moving account of her thoughts fears and doubts regarding having children illness and growing old As she reflects on her daughters life and on her role as a parent Didion grapples with the candid questions that all parents face and contemplates her age something she finds hard to acknowledge much less accept Blue Nightsthe long light evening hours that signal the summer solstice the opposite of the dying of the brightness but also its warninglike The Year of Magical Thinking before it is an iconic book of incisive and electric honesty haunting and profound Incantory A beautiful condolance note to humanity about some of the painful realities of the human condition The Washington Post

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