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Julie’s Life

Emmanuel Carrère & Darcy Padilla

Translated by Linda Coverdale

‘Even today, she still speaks with emotion about Dorian, the transsexual so proud of her breasts, Diane, who weighed only sixty-five pounds, and Steven, who was so frightened of dying alone that Darcy wished she could promise to be with him when the time came.’ Emmanuel Carrèrre on addiction and poverty in an forgotten America.

Emmanuel Carrère

Emmanuel Carrère is a novelist, film-maker, journalist and biographer. His books include Limonov, Lives Other Than My Own, The Adversary and My Life as a Russian Novel.

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Darcy Padilla

Darcy Padilla is a photographer, journalist and lecturer. Her honours include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Open Society Institute and the W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography. Padilla’s recent book, Family Love, follows Julie Baird and her family for 21 years – an intimate story of poverty, Aids and social issues.

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Translated by Linda Coverdale

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