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    DescriptionThis 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.


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    Title
    What I Loved
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Siri Hustvedt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 648
    Width: 109 mm
    Height: 119 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 139 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781444730470
    ISBN 10: 1444730479
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    DC22: FIC, 813.6
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FRIEND, CHRN/LATE20
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Publisher
    Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Imprint name
    Sceptre
    Publication date
    15 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Siri Hustvedt's first novel, The Blindfold, was published by Sceptre in 1993. Since then she has published The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, What I Loved, The Sorrows of an American, The Summer Without Men and The Blazing World, which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2014. She is also the author of the poetry collection Reading To You, and four collections of essays: Yonder, Mysteries of the Rectangle: Essays on Painting, A Plea for Eros and Living, Thinking, Looking, as well as the memoir The Shaking Woman: A History of My Nerves. Born in Minnesota, Siri Hustvedt now lives in Brooklyn, New York. She has a PhD in English from Columbia University and in 2012 was awarded the International Gabarron Prize for Thought and Humanities. www.sirihustvedt.net
    Review quote
    Breathtaking James Urquhart, Independent A love story with the grip and suspense of a thriller. It makes you ponder human existence with a peculiar mixture of stoicism and wonder. Noonie Minogue, Times Literary Supplement Defiantly complex and frequently dazzling ... she has created a conceptually exciting work that demands we think, but which still allows us room to feel. Alex Clark, Sunday Times Substantial, moving and beautifully written Christian House, Independent on Sunday A big, wide, sensuous novel - clever, sinister, yet attractively real Julie Myerson, Guardian A consummately intelligent novel, highly literate but also intensely moving. Jackie McGlone, Scotsman Riveting ... erudite and immensely detailed ... a rich, densely textured and utterly absorbing novel Lesley Glaister Subtle, compassionate, wise, and supremely intelligent, it's a striking achievement. Kieron Corless, Time Out Hustvedt ranks amongst the finest American writers working today Jennifer O'Connell, Sunday Business Post A powerful novel of love, loss and longing, exquisitely written Anne Donovan, Sunday Herald