Skip to content
You are not logged in |Login  

LEADER 00000cam a2200541Ii 4500 
001    on1267410900 
003    OCoLC 
005    20211214095355.0 
008    210907s2021    nyu           000 0aeng d 
010      2020949981 
019    1236091615|a1268490744 
020    9781646220427 
020    1646220420 
035    (OCoLC)1267410900|z(OCoLC)1236091615|z(OCoLC)1268490744 
040    WIQ|beng|erda|cWIQ|dWIQ|dHBP|dOCLCO|dGZD|dCLE|dOCLCO|dLEB
049    CKEA 
050  4 PS3569.O697|bA3 2021 
082 04 813./54|223 
100 1  Sorrentino, Christopher,|d1963-|eauthor. 
245 10 Now beacon, now sea :|ba son's memoir /|cChristopher 
264  1 New York, NY :|bCatapult,|c2021. 
264  4 |c©2021 
300    287 pages ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
520    "When Christopher Sorrentino's mother died in 2017, it 
       marked the end of a journey that had begun eighty years 
       earlier in the South Bronx. Victoria's life took her to 
       the heart of New York's vibrant mid-century downtown 
       artistic scene, to the sedate campus of Stanford, and 
       finally back to Brooklyn--a journey witnessed by a son who
       watched, helpless, as she grew more and more isolated, 
       distancing herself from everyone and everything she'd ever
       loved. In examining the mystery of his mother's life, from
       her dysfunctional marriage to his heedless father, the 
       writer Gilbert Sorrentino, to her ultimate withdrawal from
       the world, Christopher excavates his own memories and 
       family folklore in an effort to discover her dreams, 
       understand her disappointments, and peel back the ways in 
       which she seemed forever trapped between two identities: 
       the Puerto Rican girl identified on her birth certificate 
       as Black, and the white woman she had seemingly decided to
       become. Meanwhile Christopher experiences his own 
       transformation, emerging from under his father's shadow 
       and his mother's thumb to establish his identity as a 
       writer and individual--one who would soon make his own 
       missteps and mistakes. Unfolding against the captivating 
       backdrop of a vanished New York, a city of cheap bohemian 
       enclaves and a thriving avant-garde--a dangerous, decaying,
       but liberated and potentially liberating place--Now Beacon,
       Now Sea is a matchless portrait of the beautiful, painful 
       messiness of life, and the transformative power of even 
       conflicted grief" --|cProvided by publisher. 
600 10 Sorrentino, Christopher,|d1963- 
600 10 Sorrentino, Victoria. 
600 10 Sorrentino, Christopher,|d1963-|xFamily. 
600 10 Sorrentino, Christopher,|d1963-|xChildhood and youth. 
648  7 1900-1999|2fast 
650  0 Mothers and sons|zNew York (State)|zNew York|vBiography. 
650  0 Dysfunctional families|zNew York (State)|zNew York
650  0 Authors, American|y20th century|vBiography. 
650  7 Authors, American.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00821764 
650  7 Dysfunctional families.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01728523 
650  7 Families.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01728849 
650  7 Mothers and sons.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01027007 
651  7 New York (State)|zNew York.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01204333 
655  7 Autobiographies.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01919894 
655  7 Biographies.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01919896 
655  7 Autobiographies.|2lcgft 
994    C0|bCKE 
Location Call No. Status
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  813.54 SORRENTINO    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Bishop's Corner Branch - Biographies  B SORRENTINO CHRISTOPHER S    Check Shelf