Contact!: A Book of Glimpses (Paperback)
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Contact!: A Book of Glimpses (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 02/09/2010
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In Contact! Jan turns her brilliantly observant eye to the human contacts she made, across the globe and though the decades. As a series of vignettes, some only a few lines long, she records hundreds of brief glimpses and fleeting encounters, celebrating the people who helped spark her view of the world and mould her responses. A vast range of human experience is here: most are anonymous, everyday encounters - children playing, a homeless man in Manhattan, a lascivious taxi-driver - but she also remembers celebrated figures, from Yves San Laurent to King Hussein of Jordan, President Truman to Peter OToole. Contact! is a must for any fans of Jan's writing. Her great sense of amusement, shrewd eye for detail and huge enthusiasm for her contacts makes these episodes incredibly enjoyable - and often profound.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571250691
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 171 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 13 mm
Edition: Main

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