Starting Out in the Evening
Leonard Schiller is a novelist in his seventies, a second-string but respectable talent who produced only a small handful of books. Heather Wolfe is an attractive graduate student in her twenties. She read Schiller's novels when she was growing up and they changed her life. When the ambitious Heather decides to write her master's thesis about Schiller's work and sets out to meet him--convinced she can bring Schiller back into the literary world's spotlight--the unexpected consequences of their meeting alter everything in Schiller's ordered life. What follows is a quasi-romantic friendship and intellectual engagement that investigates the meaning of art, fame, and personal connection. "Nothing less than a triumph" ("The New York Times Book Review"), "Starting Out in the Evening" is Brian Morton's most widely acclaimed novel to date.
- Paperback | 325 pages
- 134.62 x 203.2 x 25.4mm | 158.76g
- 01 Oct 2007
- Mariner Books
- United Kingdom
PRAISE FOR "STARTING OUT IN THE EVENING""Wonderful . . . This is what a novel is supposed to be." --"Newsday""Morton's perceptions of the conflicts within the human heart are keen." --Alice Sebold, author of "The Lovely Bones"