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- Description<b> In one sentence, Ms. Prentiss captures a sense of intoxication and possibility that six seasons of voice-overs from Sarah Jessica Parker never could Ms. Prentiss concludes her vel on a te that s both ethereal and brutally realistic. She cauterizes wounds, but they re still visible and bare. But for her characters for this promising author it s eugh. <i>The New York Times</i></b><b> An intoxicating Manhattan fairy tale As affecting as it is absorbing. A thrilling debut. <i> Kirkus Reviews</i> (starred review) A vital, sensuous, edgy, and suspenseful tale of longing, rage, fear, compulsion, and love. <i>Booklist</i> (starred review)</b> A transcendent debut vel that follows a critic, an artist, and a desirous, determined young woman as they find their way and ultimately collide amid the ever-evolving New York City art scene of the 1980s. Welcome to SoHo at the onset of the eighties: a gritty, t-yet-gentrified playground for artists and writers looking to make it in the big city. Among them: James Bennett, a synesthetic art critic for <i>The </i><i>New York Times</i> whose unlikely condition enables him to describe art in profound, magical ways, and Raul Engales, an exiled Argentinian painter running from his past and the Dirty War that has enveloped his country. As the two men ascend in the downtown arts scene, dual tragedies strike, and each is faced with a loss that acutely affects his relationship to life and to art. It is t until they are inadvertently brought together by Lucy Olliason a small town beauty and Raul s muse and a young orphan boy sent mysteriously from Bues Aires, that James and Raul are able to rediscover some semblance of what they ve lost. As inventive as Jennifer Egan's <i>A Visit From The Goon Squad </i>and as sweeping as Meg Wolitzer's <i>The Interestings</i>, <i> Tuesday Nights in 1980</i> boldly renders a complex moment when the meaning and nature of art is being all but upended, and New York City as a whole is reinventing itself. In risk-taking prose that is as powerful as it is playful, Molly Prentiss deftly explores the need for beauty, community, creation, and love in an ever-changing urban landscape.
- Author(s)Molly Prentiss
- PublisherGallery/Scout Press
- Date of Publication05/04/2016
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGallery/Scout Press
- Weight544 g
- Width160 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards
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