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‘Image’ Is Everything

Twenty-something Dara Horn tackles American Jewish perception vs. reality in her debut novel.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/image_is_everything_20030214

Dara Horn wrote an exuberant scene in her stunning debut novel, "In the Image," upon returning to her dreary garret flat during a year abroad in 1999. "I'd been to this dismal British market in which an entire aisle was devoted to butter and fats," the ebullient Horn, 25, said animatedly. "I recall a product called 'beef drippings.' The produce was wilting. All the milk was expired yesterday. I was very homesick."

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