Summary: In her latest forays into the American scene, Joan Didion covers ground from Washington to Los Angeles, from a TV producer's gargantuan ''manor'' to the racial battlefields of New York's criminal courts. At each stop she uncovers the mythic narratives that elude other observers: Didion tells us about the fantasies the media construct around crime victims and presidential candidates; she gives us new interpretations of the stories of Nancy Reagan and Patty Hearst; she charts America's ...show more rollercoaster ride through evanescent booms and hard times that won't go away. A bracing amalgam of skepticism and sympathy,After Henryis further proof of Joan Didion's infallible radar for the true spirit of our age. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 93
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