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Elizabeth Gilbert: City of Girls Elizabeth Gilbert: City of Girls

The ​blazingly brilliant new novel from Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the international bestseller Eat Pray Love: a glittering coming-of-age epic stitched across the fabric of a lost New York

It is the summer of 1940. Nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris arrives in New York with her suitcase and sewing machine, exiled by her despairing parents. Although her quicksilver talents with a needle and commitment to mastering the perfect hair roll have been deemed insufficient for her to pass into her sophomore year of Vassar, she soon finds gainful employment as the self-appointed seamstress at the Lily Playhouse, her unconventional Aunt Peg's charmingly disreputable Manhattan revue theatre. There, Vivian quickly becomes the toast of the showgirls, transforming the trash and tinsel only fit for the cheap seats into creations for goddesses.

Exile in New York is no exile at all: here in this strange wartime city of girls, Vivian and her girlfriends mean to be free, to get up to… (tovább)

Eredeti megjelenés éve: 2019

Bloomsbury, London, United Kingdom, 2019
480 oldal · keménytáblás · ISBN: 9781408867044
Penguin, London, 2019
480 oldal · keménytáblás · ISBN: 9781594634734

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Népszerű idézetek

urmosbeata I>!

…at some point in a woman’s life, she just gets tired of being ashamed all the time. After that, she is free to become whoever she truly is.

urmosbeata I>!

When women are gathered together with no men around, they don't have to be anything in particular; they can just be.

urmosbeata I>!

we may fall victim to the misconception that time will heal all wounds and that eventually everything will shake itself out. But as we get older, we learn this sad truth: some things can never be fixed. Some mistakes can never be put right—not by the passage of time, and not by our most fervent wishes, either.

urmosbeata I>!

When I was younger, I had wanted to be at the very center of all the action in New York, but I slowly came to realize that there is no one center. The center is everywhere – wherever people are living out their lives. It's a city with a million centers.


The World ain’t straight. People have a certain nature, and that’s just how it goes. And things happen to people — things that are beyond their control. The war happened to you. And you weren’t made for battle — so what? None of it means a damn thing.


You must learn in life to take things more lightly, my dear. The world is always changing. Learn how to allow for it. Someone makes a promise, and then they break it. A play gets good notices, and then it folds. A marriage looks strong, and then they divorce. For a while there's no war, and then there's another one. If you get too upset about it all, you become a stupid, unhappy person — and where's the good in that?


Then I remembered what Peg had told me years earlier, about the British army engineers during the Great War, who used to say: “We can do it, whether it can be done or not.” Eventually, all of us will be called upon to do the thing that cannot be done.

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