A beautiful, vibrant memoir about growing up motherless in 1970s and ’80s San Francisco with an openly gay father, noted poet and activist Steve Abbott, who died of AIDS in 1992.
Reconstructing their life together from a remarkable cache of her father’s journals, letters, and writings, Alysia Abbott gives us an unforgettable portrait of a tumultuous, historic time in San Francisco as well as an exquisitely moving account of a father’s legacy and a daughter’s love. More at Fairyland's web page on the W.W. Norton website, including Alysia's lengthy interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air. Cosponsored by the Department of English.
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