By Nightfall by Michael Cunningham
Peter and Rebecca Harris: mid-forties, married for nearly twenty years, committed careers in the arts - he an art dealer, she an editor. With a spacious loft in Manhattan′s Soho, 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 the family 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 a loose end and looking for direction. 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 heart-breaking 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.
About The Author
Michael Cunningham was raised in Los Angeles and now lives in New York. His first novel 'A Home at the End of the World' was published in 1990, and his second 'Flesh and Blood' in 1995. 'The Hours' was awarded both the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the 1999 PEN/Faulkner Award.
Paperback | 256 pages
135 x 216 x 18mm | 275g
04 Oct 2010
FOURTH ESTATE LTD
London, United Kingdom
A secondhand book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover, including very minimal scuff marks around the edges, and a long crease near the spine that runs down the length of the front cover, but no holes or tears. All pages are undamaged, with very minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.