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Orphaned as a child in the 1870s, Dorothy goes to live in Kansas with her Aunty Em and Uncle Henry. They face drought and poverty. They face each other. Alone, abused, Dorothy meets an itinerant actor called Frank and inspires a masterpiece. From the settling of the West and the heyday of the Hollywood studios to the glittering megalopolis of modern Los Angeles, WAS is the story of all our childhoods.show more

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  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 129 x 198mm
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 075288915X
  • 9780752889153

About Geoff Ryman

Geoff Ryman was born in Canada in 1952. He moved to London in 1973 and began writing science fiction in 1976. His other novels include the mulkti-award-winning novels AIR, 253, LUST and THE CHILD GARDEN. He lives in London and Oxfordshire.show more