What I Loved
‘Defiantly complex and frequently dazzling’ Sunday Times
‘A love story with the grip and suspense of a thriller.’ – Times Literary Supplemen
In 1975 art historian Leo Hertzberg discovers an extraordinary painting by an unknown artist in a New York gallery. He buys the work, tracks down its creator, Bill Weschler, and the two men embark on a life-long friendship.
This is the story of their intense and troubled relationship, of the women in their lives and their work, of art and hysteria, love and seduction and their sons – born the same year but whose lives take very different paths.
a powerful novel of love, loss and longing, exquisitely written * Anne Donovan, Sunday Herald * Hustvedt ranks amongst the finest American writers working today * Jennifer O'Connell, Sunday Business Post * Subtle, compassionate, wise, and supremely intelligent, it's a striking achievement. * Kieron Corless, Time Out * Riveting ... erudite and immensely detailed ... a rich, densely textured and utterly absorbing novel * Lesley Glaister * A consummately intelligent novel, highly literate but also intensely moving. * Jackie McGlone, Scotsman * A big, wide, sensuous novel - clever, sinister, yet attractively real * Julie Myerson, Guardian * Substantial, moving and beautifully written * Christian House, Independent on Sunday * Defiantly complex and frequently dazzling ... she has created a conceptually exciting work that demands we think, but which still allows us room to feel. * Alex Clark, Sunday Times * A love story with the grip and suspense of a thriller. It makes you ponder human existence with a peculiar mixture of stoicism and wonder. * Noonie Minogue, Times Literary Supplement * Breathtaking * James Urquhart, Independent *
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