NYC life during wartime is full of fear and froth
In City of Girls, Elizabeth Gilbert's lead character is the 19-year-old Vivian, who, in 1940, has dropped out of her Ivy League college and been sent by her parents to live in New York with her bohemian Aunt Peg
FICTION: City of Girls , By Elizabeth Gilbert, Bloomsbury, €21
City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert was the very last thing I packed into my carry-on baggage before heading to the airport for a trip from Dublin to New York recently. It was also one of the very best items I brought with me. Over the course of a seven-hour flight, I ignored the films on board and didn’t bother dipping into a magazine....
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