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Saint Mazie

(2015)
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From the bestselling author of The Middlesteins comes comes this unique novel about a forgotten heroine of the 1930s.

Meet Mazie Phillips: big-hearted and feisty, she runs The Venice, the famed movie theatre in the rundown Bowery district of New York City. She spends her days taking tickets, chatting with drunks and eccentrics, and chasing out the troublemakers. After closing up, the nights are her own, and she fills them with romance and booze aplenty-even during Prohibition.

When the Great Depression hits, and homelessness soars, Mazie opens The Venice to those in need, giving them shelter and dimes for food and booze, and earning the nickname 'Saint Mazie'. Inspired by Joseph Mitchell's essay about Mazie in Up in the Old Hotel, acclaimed author Jami Attenberg's novel honours an extraordinary life and heralds a completely original approach to writing historical fiction.

Weaving together fictionalised diaries, writings and interviews, Attenberg has constructed an utterly convincing portrait of Mazie Philips, which is also a deeply moving portrait of New York as it passed through the First World War, Prohibition, the boom of the '20s, and then the terrible depression of the '30s.

 
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Used availability for Jami Attenberg's Saint Mazie


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Hardback Editions

October 2015 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: Saint Mazie
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
ISBN: 1-62899-711-7 / 978-1-62899-711-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point
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June 2015 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Saint Mazie
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
ISBN: 1-78125-473-7 / 978-1-78125-473-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

June 2015 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Saint Mazie: A Novel
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
ISBN: 1-4555-9989-1 / 978-1-4555-9989-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

June 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Saint Mazie: A Novel
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
ISBN: 1-4555-9990-5 / 978-1-4555-9990-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Saint Mazie
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
ISBN: 1-84668-992-9 / 978-1-84668-992-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Saint Mazie
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
ISBN: 1-4555-9064-9 / 978-1-4555-9064-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Saint Mazie
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
ISBN: 1-84668-991-0 / 978-1-84668-991-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

June 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Saint Mazie
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
ISBN: 1-4789-3344-5 / 978-1-4789-3344-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Saint Mazie: A Novel
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
ISBN: 1-4789-0381-3 / 978-1-4789-0381-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Saint Mazie: A Novel
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

June 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Saint Mazie
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Saint Mazie: A Novel
Author(s): Jami Attenberg
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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