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Author: Susan Mailer Narrator: Elizabeth Wiley Publisher: Brilliance Audio Audio Length: Release Date: December 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781713552093

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Norman Mailer, Susan Mailer's father, was among the most celebrated, talented, and controversial writers of the 20th Century. The Naked and the Dead (1948), inspired by his experience in World War II, was a bestseller and made him famous at the age of 25. Notoriously combative and egotistical, her father enjoyed a good fight both physically and verbally. Whether cheered or booed, Mailer was front and center in America's cultural battles for more than 50 years. He married six times and was father to nine children. Susan, born in 1949, is the eldest.

Susan's parents separated when she was a baby. She grew up shuttling between her mother's home in Mexico and New York. Later she would marry a Chilean activist, spending the majority of her adult life in Chile, where she is a practicing psychoanalyst.

In Another Place tells the story of her intense and complex relationship with her father, her five stepmothers and nine siblings, and the joys and pains of being part of the large Mailer clan. It is a tale of separation, and of the rewards and struggles of living in two very different cultures. Of being someone who belongs everywhere and nowhere, always longing for a life . . . In Another Place.

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Quotes

  • "Susan has written a memoir of her life as Norman's eldest using her skills as a therapist... in facing an often chaotic and turbulent childhood.

    - London Times
  • The author and daughter of Norman Mailer says 'swagger and gruffness' were part of the novelist's nature, but he was also 'kind and sensitive'

    - Wall Street Journal
  • In Another Place brings us to many new places in the Mailer universe. Written with tenderness, acuity and unadorned psychological depth, Susan Mailer´s memoir is a powerful look at the literary world.

    - Colum McCann, National Book Award-winning author of Let the Great World Spin.

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About the Narrator

Elizabeth Wiley, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a seasoned actor, dialect coach, and theater professor. In addition to her growing portfolio of audiobooks, her voice can be heard in The Idea of America, Colonial Williamsburg’s virtual learning curriculum; in Paul Meier’s e-textbook Speaking Shakespeare; and modeling US-English on one of the world’s top language-learning products.