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Inhaltsangabe: The whole course of one's life really can change in an instant. Peter is forty-four, prosperous, the owner of a big New York apartment, a player in the NY contemporary art dealing scene. He has been married to Rebecca for close on twenty years. Their marriage is sound, in the way marriages are. Peter might even describe himself to be happy. But when Mizzy, Rebecca's much younger brother, comes to stay, his world is turned upside down. Returning to their New York flat after work one day, Peter sees the outline of Rebecca in the shower. But when he opens the shower door, it is Mizzy he comes face to face with. From that moment on, Mizzy occupies all of Peter's thoughts. His fascination with him is erotic but not exactly sexual. Without ever really falling out of love with his wife, he tumbles into love with her brother, and is encouraged that way by the young man. With traces of the tensions that ripple through Thomas Mann's 'Death in Venice', this new novel from Michael Cunningham brilliantly examines the quest for unattainable, and temporal, beauty.
Peter and Rebecca Harris: mid-forties denizens of Manhattan?s SoHo, nearing the apogee of committed careers in the arts?he a dealer, she an editor. With a spacious loft, a college-age daughter in Boston, and lively friends, they are admirable, enviable contemporary urbanites with every reason, it seems, to be happy. Then Rebecca?s much younger look-alike brother, Ethan (known in thefamily as Mizzy, ?the mistake?), shows up for a visit. A beautiful, beguiling twenty-three-year-old with a history of drug problems, Mizzy is wayward, at loose ends, looking for direction. And in his presence, Peter finds himself questioning his artists, their work, his career?the entire world he has so carefully constructed.
Like his legendary, Pulitzer Prize?winning novel, The Hours, Michael Cunningham?s masterly new novel is a heartbreaking look at the way we live now. Full of shocks and aftershocks, it makes us think and feel deeply about the uses and meaning of beauty and the place of love in our lives.
Titel: By Nightfall (Thorndike Press Large Print ...
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Buchbeschreibung Thorndike Press, 2011. Buchzustand: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. No dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 4504756
Buchbeschreibung Thorndike Pr. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G1410435547I3N00
Buchbeschreibung Thorndike Press, 2011. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. LARGE PRINT ex-library book in good condition with typical stamps and markings. Pages are clean and the binding is tight. *NOTE* Stock photo may not represent the actual book for sale. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000465636
Buchbeschreibung Thorndike Press, 2011. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG1410435547
Buchbeschreibung Thorndike Press, U.S.A., 2011. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 1410435547 2011 crisp tight hardcover withdrawn library LARGE PRINT 269 pages sharp corners. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 053032
Buchbeschreibung Thorndike Press, 2011. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1410435547