Title Profile & Character Information

In America

Annotation
"In America is about many things: a woman's search for self-transformation; the fate of idealism; a life in the theatre; the many varieties of love; and, not least of all, stories and storytelling itself. Operatic in the scope and intensity of the emotions it depicts (Minnie from Puccini's Girl of the Golden West makes a startling appearance), richly detailed and visionary in its account of America, and peopled with unforgettable characters, In America is Susan Sontag's largest achievement."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Awards
2000  National Book Awards

Characters
NameDembowska, Maryna
GenderFemale
OccupationActor
TraitsPolish
Married
Mother

GenreHistorical
Sociological
Fiction
TopicsPolish Americans
Immigrants
Frontier life
Communal living
Culture shock
Transformations
SettingPoland
Anaheim, California
Commune
Frontier