This is the story of two men who first become friends in 1970s New York, of the women in their lives, and of their sons, born the same year.
Both Leo Hertzberg, an art historian, and Bill Weschler, a painter, are cultured, decent men, but neither is equipped to deal with what happens to their children - Leo's son drowns when he's 12, while Bill's son Mark grows up to be a delinquent, and the acolyte of a sinister, guru-like artist who spawns murder in his wake.
Spanning the hedonism of the eighties and the chill-out nineties, this multi-layered novel combines a plot of mounting menace with a deeply moving account of familial relationships and a superbly observed portrait of an artist, set against the backdrop of a society reaching new depths of depravity in its frenetic quest for the next fashion, drug and thrill.
Author Biography: Siri Hustvedt's first novel, The Blindfold, was published by Sceptre in 1993 and has since been translated into sixteen foreign languages. In 2001 the film Of women and Magic, based on Part Three of the novel, was released.
Her work has been published in The Paris Review, Fiction, and The Best American Short Stories, and she is also the author of a book of poetry, Reading to You, a collection of essays, Yonder, and a second novel, The Enchantment of Lily Dahl. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Enoch Arnold Bennett (27 May 1867 - 27 March 1931) was an English writer. He is best known as a novelist, but he also worked in other fields such as journalism, propaganda and film.ennett was born in a modest house in Hanley in the Potteries district of Staffordshire. Hanley is one of a conurbation of six towns which were joined together at the beginning of the 20th century as Stoke-on-Trent. Enoch Bennett, his father, qualified as a solicitor in 1876, and the family moved to a larger house between Hanley and Burslem.Bennett was educated locally in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Bennett was employed by his father but the working relationship failed. Bennett found himself doing jobs such as rent-collecting which were uncongenial. He also resented the low pay; it is no accident that the theme of parental miserliness is important in his novels. In his spare time he was able to do a little journalism, but his breakthrough as a writer came after he had moved from the Potteries. At the age of 21, he left his father's practice and went to London as a solicitor's clerk
The entire play translated into plain English! "The course of true love never did run smooth;" With its mix of real people who stumble into a fairy kingdom (with it's own problems!) it's little wonder that this play is one of the best loved and most performed of all his masterpieces.
As long as there are mysteries to solve, and enough superstitions to follow there will be stories such as these to keep us all guessing. There are Leprechauns in this world, by the sounds of many a believer.Some folks believe that seeing is proof enough for them, and here we see one such story. Or there small people in other lands, real or imagined? It is fun to dream and just as much fun to go on adventures to find out for ourselves if such stories could be true.Friends come in assorted shapes, colors, and in this case - sizes.
This will be a short, in between novella with multiple POV's and NOT a full length novel. ------ Graciela is hoping that, despite the reappearance of her father-who's supposed to be dead-her life in Heron Creek might be about the calm down. Her boyfriend's mother has other ideas, ones that include getting to know her son's new squeeze. The proposition makes Beau nervous for more than one reason, a couple of which would be news to Gracie. Amelia's therapy appears to be going well, so that's working in Gracie's favor, but with trouble brewing in Will and Mel's marriage, the moonshiners getting more involved in Heron Creek affairs instead of less, and Leo's sister Lindsay returning from her stint in the state pen, settled isn't the best word to describe life in the small town. Gracie is starting to think that maybe seeing ghosts is the least complicated thing about her...and she's probably right. Includes POVs from Beau, Will, Leo, Amelia, and Clete.
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