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This is All: The Pillow Book of Cordelia Kenn
is a young adult novel by Aidan Chambers
Aidan Chambers is an award-winning British writer of novels for children and young adults.- Life and work :Born near Chester-le-Street, County Durham in 1934, Chambers was an only child, and a poor scholar; considered "slow" by his teachers, he did not learn to read fluently until the age of nine...
, published in 2005.
It is the last work in the "Dance sequence" of six novels, preceded by Breaktime
, Dance on My Grave
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, Now I Know
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, The Toll Bridge
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, and Postcards from No Man's Land
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Cordelia Kenn, 19 years old, writes a pillow book for her unborn daughter, about her sexual experiences. According to Barnes & Noble,
"Using a pillow book as her form, nineteen-year-old Cordelia Kenn sets out to write her life for her unborn daughter. What emerges is a portrait of an extraordinary girl who writes frankly of love, sex, poetry, nature, and, most of all, of herself in the world. As she attempts to capture “all” of herself on paper, Cordelia maddens, fascinates, and ultimately seduces the reader in this tour de force from a writer who has helped redefine literature for young adults."