Female Ruins

Female Ruins

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Geoff Nicholson's novel tells the story of Christopher Howell, a cult architect who allegedly built just one building, and the search for that fabled building--reputedly a wild, willful amalgam of styles ranging from 11th century Norman to 20th century Neutra. Ingeniously built into the narrative are bits of Howell's essays which celebrate the idea of the "Cardboard House" and the architecture of impermanence. When Howell's daughter--and keeper of his flame--Kelly and a Howell groupie named Jack Dexter hook up in a free-falling love affair, the search for this apocryphal building becomes a search for a lost past. Brilliantly funny and seriously obsessive, Female Ruins shows how the castles we build are often symbols of our owns needs, follies, and magnificent obsessions.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 221 pages
  • 142 x 220.2 x 16.5mm | 299.38g
  • Overlook Press
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1585671940
  • 9781585671946
  • 2,454,799

About Geoff Nicholson

Geoff Nicholson is the author of twenty books, including "Sex Collectors," "Hunters and Gatherers," "The Food Chain," and "Bleeding London," which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize. He divides his time between Los Angeles and Londonshow more

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45 ratings
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2 27% (12)
1 11% (5)
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