Longing for Elsewhere
By the time she was eight years old, Renee Gibbons knew she had no one to rely on but herself. Born in a Dublin tenement she dreamed endlessly of escaping to elsewhere. At seventeen, full of dreams, she escaped to Paris with the help of a nun, a Hollywood actor and a kind stranger. Her memoir explores the themes entangled in her journey: identity, adventure, creativity and the passion for justice.