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Mermaids is a 1986 coming-of-age novel by American writer Patty Dann, published in 1986 by Ticknor and Fields. Its plot follows a teenage girl growing up with a wayward single mother in 1960s New England
Mermaids is a 1986 coming-of-age novel by American writer Patty Dann, published in 1986 by Ticknor and Fields. Its plot follows a teenage girl growing up with a wayward single mother in 1960s New England. It was adapted into a feature film of the same name in 1990, starring Cher and Winona Ryder. Dann, a graduate of the University of Oregon and Columbia University, was working as a secretary in 1984, having abandoned her career aspiration of becoming a writer
Patricia Dann (born October 30, 1953) is an American novelist and nonfiction writer.
Patricia Dann (born October 30, 1953) is an American novelist and nonfiction writer. A native of New York and the daughter of television executive Michael Dann, she studied at the University of Oregon, and later earned an MFA in writing from Columbia University. While working as a secretary for A&E in 1986, she revised Mermaids, a coming-of-age novel novel she had written as her Master's thesis, which was subsequently published by Ticknor and Fields.
Patty Dann is the author of Mermaids (which was turned into a film starring Cher and Winona Ryder) and The Baby Boat: A Memoir of Adoption. Dann's articles have appeared in More Magazine and the Chicago Tribune. She has served as a judge for the Scholastic Young Writers Awards. She has an MFA in Writing from Columbia University and a BA in Art History from the University of Oregon.
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And then there's Charlotte, who in Patty Dann's hands, is transformed into a young woman of infinite whim and variety. Charlotte's main ambition in life is to become a saint, preferably martyred, though she's Jewish. She's smitten with the shy young caretaker at the convent at the top of the hill. Dann has created a young girl who accepts the unkindness of the mad universe in which she's whirling and takes it on with a savage glee. Charlotte Flax is like no one you have ever met-and someone you know very well.
Mermaids - Patty Dann. Mermaids is both hilarious and tragic, a radiant debut. This is a really funny book about people trying to find something to hang onto in a world that keeps shifting under their feet.
A coming-of-age novel that spawned the cult classic movie of the same name, starring Cher and Winona Ryder. Mrs. Flax was happiest when she was leaving a place, but I wanted to stay put long enough to fall down crazy and hear the Word of God. I always called my mother Mrs. Flax.
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Patty Dann (born October 30, 1953) is an American novelist and nonfiction writer, perhaps best known for Mermaids, a coming-of-age novel about a teenage girl which was published in 1986. In 1990, it was made into a movie starring Cher, Winona Ryder, Bob Hoskins and Christina Ricci. Her most recent novel is "Starfish," which is a sequel to "Mermaids. Dann has written one other novel, "Sweet & Crazy" (2003), about a 39-year-old woman who lives with her young son in a small town in Ohio, as the events of September 11, 2001 impacted their lives.