Emma Brockes

Emma Brockes


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Emma Brockes (born 1975) is a British author and a contributor to The Guardian and The New York Times. She lives in New York.

Average rating: 3.41 · 2,432 ratings · 373 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
She Left Me the Gun: My Mot...

3.41 avg rating — 2,259 ratings — published 2013 — 13 editions
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What Would Barbra Do?: How ...

3.22 avg rating — 153 ratings — published 2007 — 13 editions
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An Excellent Choice: Panic ...

4.15 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2018 — 8 editions
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“He says, "I would walk around the township and I could point them out, which girls had been abused. You could see it in them. There's a luminosity to incest. The taboo is so strong and the damage so great. Luminosity--do you understand? It travels across oceans and down generations. They shine with it.”
Emma Brockes, She Left Me the Gun: My Mother's Life Before Me

“In January 2006, Phantom of The Opera broke the record for the longest-running show in Broadway history, overtaking Cats and reminding us what real entertainment is about: candles, dry ice, big hair, and the sort of synthesized chord progressions only achieved by a collapse at the keyboard.”
Emma Brockes, What Would Barbra Do?: How Musicals Changed My Life

“This is the root of all catastrophe in the family: no one ever knows when to call it a day.”
Emma Brockes, She Left Me the Gun: My Mother's Life Before Me

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