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Land's End : A Walk through Provincetown - Michael Cunningham

Land's End

A Walk through Provincetown

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Published: 6th May 2004
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"In this celebration of one of America's oldest towns (incorporated in 1720), Michael Cunningham, author of the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning The Hours, brings us Provincetown, one of the most idosyncratic and extraordinary towns in the United States, perched on the sandy tip at the end of Cape Cod. Provincetown, eccentric, physically remote, and heartbreakingly beautiful, has been amenable and intriguing to outsiders for as long as it has existed. "It is the only small townI know of where those who live unconventionally seem to outnumber those who live within the prescribed bounds of home and licensed marriage, respectable job, and biological children," says Cunningham. "It is one of the places in the world you can disappear into. It is the Morocco of North America, the New Orleans of the north." He first came to the place more than twenty years ago, falling in love with the haunted beauty of its seascape and the rambunctious charm of its denziens. Although Provincetown is primarily known as a summer mecca of stunning beaches, quirky shops and wild nightlife, as well as a popular destination for gay men and lesbians, it is also a place of deep and enduring history, ar

"A haunting, beautiful piece of work... A Magnificent work of art" * Washington Post * "Cunningham always writes beautifully, and this book's tone continues in the elegiac tradition of novels such as A Home at the End of the World, Flesh and Blood, and The Hours" * Gay and Lesbian Review * "There are wonderful flights of writing" * Boston Globe * "A genius" -- Tim Lott "One of our very best writers" * Los Angeles Times *

ISBN: 9780099464662
ISBN-10: 0099464667
Series: Vintage Originals
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 6th May 2004
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.1  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.15
Edition Number: 1