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By Nightfall - Michael Cunningham
By Nightfall
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Peter and Rebecca Harris: mid-forties denizens of Manhattan’s SoHo, nearing the apogee of committed careers in the arts—he a dealer, she an editor. With a spacious loft, a college-age daughter in Boston, and lively friends, they are admirable, enviable contemporary urbanites with every reason, it... show more
Peter and Rebecca Harris: mid-forties denizens of Manhattan’s SoHo, nearing the apogee of committed careers in the arts—he a dealer, she an editor. With a spacious loft, a college-age daughter in Boston, and lively friends, they are admirable, enviable contemporary urbanites with every reason, it seems, to be happy. Then Rebecca’s much younger look-alike brother, Ethan (known in thefamily as Mizzy, “the mistake”), shows up for a visit. A beautiful, beguiling twenty-three-year-old with a history of drug problems, Mizzy is wayward, at loose ends, looking for direction. And in his presence, Peter finds himself questioning his artists, their work, his career—the entire world he has so carefully constructed.Like his legendary, Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, The Hours, Michael Cunningham’s masterly new novel is a heartbreaking look at the way we live now. Full of shocks and aftershocks, it makes us think and feel deeply about the uses and meaning of beauty and the place of love in our lives.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780374299088 (0374299080)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 238
Edition language: English
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Remember When the Music
Remember When the Music rated it
4.0 By Nightfall
After studying his Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel The Hours in college, there was no doubt in my mind that Michael Cunningham is one of the America’s most brilliant living writers. Seamlessly weaving Virginia Woolf’s life and fiction with a story of his own creating, Cunningham’s novel is an intellige...
Agnieszka Żak
Agnieszka Żak rated it
4.0 Hm.
Hm. W zasadzie nie wiem, co powiedzieć. Mam wrażenie, jakby coś ukrywało się pod warstwą tekstu, sens właściwy, ale nie ukryty tam celowo, tylko raczej słabo wyeksponowany, trudno dostrzegalny pod lawiną słów. Peter, w swojej pogoni za pięknem, młodością, sztuką, emocjami, czymś nowym, świeżym i w...
death in books
death in books rated it
4.0 By Nightfall
Jeste li znali da Mana zovu zaštitnikom nemogućih ljubavi? Ko voli Mana izvolite. Kaningem je definitivno pisac vrijedan pažnje.
brokenbiscuits
brokenbiscuits rated it
I like Michael Cunningham. He’s very clever and goes deep into his characters’ heads. This novel has the kind of The New Yorker-y plot that I usually don’t care for (rich straight couple lead brittle, unfulfilling lives and don’t communicate well) but I did like this book. The main character Peter i...
Nikkiel101
Nikkiel101 rated it
3.0 By Nightfall
3.5 starsThis was a really interesting, insightful book. I didn't understand a lot of the art talk, the specifics anyway, but I understood what he was saying. Hugh Dancy was amazing as the narrator. He has such an amazing, articulate way of reading that I did not get bored or tired of hearing him. T...
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