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Dear Mr. You (Hardcover)

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    November 2015 Indie Next List


    “Parker's debut memoir is a poetic revelation about being human. The casual wordplay is barefoot and silly at times, but equally substantial and pervasive. Her one-way correspondences about loved ones, ancestors, and strangers are kind, doting, and frank, and the chapters roll out like sentinels from Parker's life of artistry and her examination of womanhood. She woos the reader with concise language that both charms and offends, but will not back down. I am smitten!”
    — Jilleen Moore (M), Square Books, Oxford, MS

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    A wonderfully unconventional literary debut from the award-winning actress Mary-Louise Parker.

    An extraordinary literary work, Dear Mr. You renders the singular arc of a woman's life through letters Mary-Louise Parker composes to the men, real and hypothetical, who have informed the person she is today. Beginning with the grandfather she never knew, the letters range from a missive to the beloved priest from her childhood to remembrances of former lovers to an homage to a firefighter she encountered to a heartfelt communication with the uncle of the infant daughter she adopted. Readers will be amazed by the depth and style of these letters, which reveal the complexity and power to be found in relationships both loving and fraught.
    Product Details
    ISBN: 9781501107832
    ISBN-10: 1501107836
    Publisher: Scribner Book Company
    Publication Date: November 10th, 2015
    Pages: 240
    Language: English