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What I loved

By: Hustvedt, Siri

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0340682388 / 9780340682388
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04/08/2003
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United Kingdom
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20 cm 370 p.
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Hodder & Stoughton.

This is the story of two men who first become friends in 1970s New York, of the women in their lives, and of their sons, born the same year.

Both Leo Hertzberg, an art historian, and Bill Weschler, a painter, are cultured, decent men, but neither is equipped to deal with what happens to their children -- Leo's son drowns when he's 12, while Bill's son Mark grows up to be a delinquent, and the acolyte of a sinister, guru-like artist who spawns murder in his wake.

Spanning the hedonism of the eighties and the chill-out nineties, this multi-layered novel combines a plot of mounting menace with a deeply moving account of familial relationships and a superbly observed portrait of an artist, set against the backdrop of a society reaching new depths of depravity in its frenetic quest for the next fashion, drug and thrill.

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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