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Allegra Huston

ALLEGRA HUSTON was born in London and raised in Ireland, Long Island, and Los Angeles. She has worked with Chatto & Windus publishers in London and Weidenfeld & Nicolson, where she was Editorial Director from 1990 to 1994. A freelance writer and editor for more than ten years, her work has appeared in The Times, the Independent, the Tatler, and Harper’s Bazaar (all in the UK), in French Vogue, and in the U.S. in People magazine, the Santa Fean, and Mothering. She lives in Taos, New Mexico, with her six-year-old son, Rafa, and his father, Cisco Guevara.

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Allegra Huston's deeply moving memoir of her famous family, motherless childhood, and the extraordinary revelation that turned her world upside down.

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Rise above it

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. I don't identify with other people. I've never been able to answer this question.

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. It's a bit early to answer that, but I hope it will be a happy, active son.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. This changes. Right now, Camille Desmoulins in Hilary Mantel's A Place of Greater Safety.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Ahab, if he's a villain.

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