A Captivating Novel About The Woman Who Chaperoned An Irreverent Louise Brooks To New York City In 1922, And The Summer That Would Change Them Both Only A Few Years Before Becoming A Famous Actress And An Icon For Her Generation, A Fifteen Year Old Louise Brooks Leaves Wichita To Make It Big In New York Much To Her Annoyance, She Is Accompanied By A Thirty Six Year Old Chaperone Who Is Neither Mother Nor Friend Cora Carlisle Is A Complicated But Traditional Woman With Her Own Reasons For Making The Trip She Has No Idea What She S In For Young Louise, Already Stunningly Beautiful And Sporting Her Famous Blunt Bangs And Black Bob, Is Known For Her Arrogance And Her Lack Of Respect For Convention Ultimately, The Five Weeks They Spend Together Will Change Their Lives Forever For Cora, New York Holds The Promise Of Discovery That Might Prove An Answer To The Question At The Center Of Her Being, And Even As She Does Her Best To Watch Over Louise In A Strange And Bustling City, She Embarks On Her Own Mission And While What She Finds Isn T What She Anticipated, It Liberates Her In A Way She Could Not Have Imagined Over The Course Of The Summer, Cora S Eyes Are Opened To The Promise Of The Twentieth Century And A New Understanding Of The Possibilities For Being Fully Alive.
Laura Moriarty earned a degree is social work before returning for her M.A in Creative Writing at the University of Kansas She was the recipient of the George Bennett Fellowship for Creative Writing at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire She lives in Lawrence, Kansas.
- 569 pages
- The Chaperone
- Laura Moriarty
- 15 May 2017 Laura Moriarty