The Reenactments: A Memoir

The Reenactments: A Memoir Author Nick Flynn
ISBN-10 0393344355
ISBN-13 9780393344356
Year 2013-01-07
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
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A literary tour de force about the making of a film and representation from a master of the memoir form For Nick Flynn that game we all playthe who would play you in the movie of your life gamehas been resolved The Reenactments chronicles the surreal experience of being on set during the making of the film Being Flynn from his best selling memoir Another Bullshit Night in Suck City and watching the central events of his life reenacted his father s long run of homelessness and his mother s suicide Flynn tells the story of Robert De Niro s first meeting with his real father in Boston and of watching Julianne Moore attempt to throw herself into the sea The result is a mesmerizingly sharp edged and kaleidoscopic literary tour de force as well as a compelling argument about consciousness representation and grief

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