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What I Loved

What I Loved

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.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 4th August 2003

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780340682388

Reviews

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
Breathtaking
James Urquhart, Independent
a powerful novel of love, loss and longing, exquisitely written
Anne Donovan, Sunday Herald
Substantial, moving and beautifully written
Christian House, Independent on Sunday
Hustvedt ranks amongst the finest American writers working today
Jennifer O'Connell, Sunday Business Post
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
Subtle, compassionate, wise, and supremely intelligent, it's a striking achievement.
Kieron Corless, Time Out
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 big, wide, sensuous novel - clever, sinister, yet attractively real
Julie Myerson, Guardian