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Author: Sandra Hochman Narrator: Dawn Harvey Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Sandra Hochman Collection Release Date: June 2017 ISBN: 9781504798877
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When asked in 1976 by a reporter from People magazine if her first two novels were autobiographical, Sandra Hochman replied, “My real life is much more fabulous than the books. One day I plan to write about it―men, Paris, and women’s liberation. It will probably be called Unreal Life.”

Hochman first met Pulitzer Prize–winning American poet Robert Lowell in 1961 at the Russian Tea Room in New York. She was to interview him for Encounter magazine. Hochman was twenty-five and had recently returned from Paris where she had lived with her husband for four years. They were now separated. Lowell was forty-three with plans to leave his wife. Hochman remembers it as the day that changed her life. The two poets fell in love instantly, and before the night was over, they had vowed to stay together forever. In Hochman’s first literary work in almost forty years, she writes in startling detail about the torrid, violent, and doomed affair that would follow.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Sandra Hochman shocked the literary world with her novel Walking Papers…Her originality is repeated again in this memoir.”

    Phillip Roth

  • “Intoxicating…Superbly captures Lowell’s effusive personality, which is palpable throughout this engaging glimpse into the private life of a famed poet.”

    Publishers Weekly

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About the Author

Activist, socialite, and artist, Sandra Hochman is a Pulitzer Prize–nominated poet with six volumes of poetry and the author of six novels with three forthcoming literary works from Turner Publishing. She also authored two nonfiction books and codirected a 1973 documentary, Year of the Woman with Gloria Steinem. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, and she was a columnist for Harper’s Bazaar. She also ran her own foundation, You’re an Artist Too, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to teach poetry and song writing to children ages seven to twelve for fifteen years.

About the Narrator

Dawn Harvey has been performing for as long as she has been able to walk and talk and sing. She was already a stage and film actress when she began her voice-over career and now is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator.