The Museum of Modern Love

The Museum of Modern Love

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She watched as the final hours of The Artist is Present passed by, sitter after sitter in a gaze with the woman across the table. Jane felt she had witnessed a thing of inexplicable beauty among humans who had been drawn to this art and had found the reflection of a great mystery. What are we? How should we live?

If this was a dream, then he wanted to know when it would end. Maybe it would end if he went to see Lydia. But it was the one thing he was not allowed to do.

Arky Levin is a film composer in New York separated from his wife, who has asked him to keep one devastating promise. One day he finds his way to The Atrium at MOMA and sees Marina Abramovic in The Artist is Present. The performance continues for 75 days and, as it unfolds, so does Arky. As he watches and meets other people drawn to the exhibit, he slowly starts to understand what might be missing in his life and what he must do.

This dazzlingly original novel asks beguiling questions about the nature of art, life and love and finds a way to answer them.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 139 x 153 x 27mm | 190g
  • Bolinda Audio Books
  • Tullamarine, Australia
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1489433759
  • 9781489433756
  • 1,680,901

Review quote

'... an astute meditation on art, bravery, friendship, love, how to live, and on dying.' -- The Sydney Morning Herald '... audacious and beautiful ... challenges our perceptions of where life ends and art begins (if they were ever separate to begin with).' -- The Australian
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About Heather Rose

Heather Rose was born on the remote island of Tasmania in 1964. Following a childhood spent mostly barefoot, or with a book in her hand, Heather travelled widely including several years in America's mid-west. Heather's first novel White Heart was published by Transworld in 1999. Her second novel, The Butterfly Man, is based upon the disappearance of Lord Lucan. Heather returned to Tasmania in 1996. She lives and works on the purple slopes of Mt Wellington with her husband, three children and a hundred-mile view. Laurel Lefkow trained at the Webber Douglas Academy in London and is now an accomplished stage, television and radio actress. She has won awards for a number of her audiobooks and was nominated for best supporting actress for her performance in A Shayna Maidel in London's West End. Her television and film credits include In Suspicious Circumstances, The Tracey Ullman Show, Spy Game, Inside the Twin Towers and A Perfect Family. Laurel also has an extensive and successful career as a voiceover artist in many well-known cartoons and advertising campaigns.
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