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

21st July, 2019
Elizabeth Gilbert: the spectre of war haunts the edges of her bubbly narrative

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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