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The Art Lover (New Directions Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

While her father and best friend are dying, a young American woman tries to find the limits of love and the power of art in the face of the inevitable.

What is the power of art in the face of death? In The Art Lover Carole Maso has created an elegant and moving narrative about a woman experiencing (and reliving) the most painful transitions of her life. Caroline, the novel's protagonist, returns to New York after the death of her father — ostensibly to wrap things up and take care of necessary "business" — where her memory and imagination conspire to lay before her all her griefs and joys in a rebellious progression. In different voices, employing a collage-like fragmentation, Maso gently unfolds The Art Lover in much the same way the fragile and prehistoric fiddlehead fern unfolds throughout the novel, bringing with subtle grace the ever-entangled feelings of grief and love into full and tender view. Various illustrations throughout.

Synopsis:

In the aftermath of her father's death, Caroline, a young American woman, returns to New York to attend to final arrangements, oversees the death of a best friend, and tests the limits of love and the power of art in the face of life's inevitabilities. By the author of Ghost Dance. Reprint.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811216296
Author:
Maso, Carole
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
Fathers and daughters
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Series:
New Directions Classics
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
249
Dimensions:
8.02x5.32x.70 in. .70 lbs.

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Product details 249 pages New Directions Publishing Corporation - English 9780811216296 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In the aftermath of her father's death, Caroline, a young American woman, returns to New York to attend to final arrangements, oversees the death of a best friend, and tests the limits of love and the power of art in the face of life's inevitabilities. By the author of Ghost Dance. Reprint.
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