Veronica OverviewVeronica, a novel by Mary Gaitskill, is narrated by the main character Alison Owen, a former fashion model. The story takes place all in one day as Alison takes a walk up a hill in San Francisco. The narrative fluctuates back and forth in time based on Alison's recollections of her life. After running away from home as a teenager, Alison had eventually become a top fashion model in Paris. However, she returned home broke and jaded a few years later. Alison had lived the high life in the modeling world and had a difficult time adapting when it crashed. As she looks back, she is grateful for having had a friend named Veronica in her life at the time to help her acclimate to a new life after her return from the world of modeling.
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Veronica Study Guide
Mary Gaitskill Biographies (1)
5,262 words, approx. 18 pages
Mary Gaitskill's range is limited, but her work is nevertheless important, as she deals with subjects that are frequently ignored in serious American fiction. Her fundamental theme is relational conne...