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  • The Summer Without Menby Siri Hustvedt

    Picador 2011; US$ 11.90

    "And who among us would deny Jane Austen her happy endings or insist that Cary Grant and Irene Dunne should get back together at the end of The Awful Truth ? There are tragedies and there are comedies, aren't there? And they are often more the same than different, rather like men and women, if you ask me. A comedy depends on stopping the story at... more...

  • The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nervesby Siri Hustvedt

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 12.99

    A revealing and unusal memoir by the bestselling author of What I Loved, an account of her search for the source of her mysterious nervous disorder which offers a fascinating exploration of the mind and its connection with the body – 'provocative but often funny, encyclopedic but down to earth' Oliver Sacks. While speaking at a memorial event for... more...

  • The Summer Without Menby Siri Hustvedt

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 10.99

    Out of the blue, your husband of thirty years asks you for a pause in your marriage to indulge his infatuation with a young Frenchwoman. Do you: a) assume it's a passing affair and play along b) angrily declare the marriage over c) crack up d) retreat to a safe haven and regroup? Mia Fredricksen cracks up first, then decamps for the summer to the... more...

  • What I Lovedby Siri Hustvedt

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 12.99

    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 trouble relationship, of the women in their lives and their work, of art and hysteria,... more...

  • The Sorrows of an Americanby Siri Hustvedt

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 10.99

    After their father's funeral, Erik and Inga Davidsen find a cryptic letter from an unknown woman among his papers, dating from his adolescence in rural Minnesota during the Depression. Returning to his psychiatric practice in New York, Erik sets about reading his father's memoir, hoping to discover the man he never fully understood. At the same time,... more...

  • The Enchantment of Lily Dahlby Siri Hustvedt

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 10.99

    Lily Dahl is a heroine of the old school: tough, beautiful and brave. A nineteen-year-old waitress and aspiring actress living in Webster, Minnesota, she becomes enchanted by an exotic outsider - an artist from New York. Drawn into a world of erotic adventure, she finds herself the target of mysterious acts of madness as she strains against the confines... more...

  • A Plea For Erosby Siri Hustvedt

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 10.99

    A stunning collection of essays by the author of WHAT I LOVED, in which she addresses many of the themes explored in her novels - identity, sexual attraction, relationships, family, mental illness, the power of the imagination, a sense of belonging and mortality. In three cases, she focuses on the novels of other writers - Dickens, James and Fitzgerald.... more...

  • The Blindfoldby Siri Hustvedt

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 10.99

    Iris Vegan, a graduate student living alone and impoverished in New York, encounters four strong characters who fascinate and in different ways subordinate her: an inscrutable urban recluse who employs her to record the possessions of a murdered woman; a photographer whose eerie portrait of Iris takes on a life of its own; an old woman in hospital... more...

  • Living, Thinking, Lookingby Siri Hustvedt

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 12.99

    From the internationally bestselling author of What I Loved and The Summer Without Men , a dazzling collection of essays written with Siri Hustvedt's customary intelligence, wit and ability to convey complex ideas in a clear and lively way. Divided into three sections - Living , which draws on Siri's own life; Thinking , on memory, emotion and... more...

  • What I Lovedby Siri Hustvedt

    Henry Holt and Co. 2004; US$ 13.30

    A powerful and heartbreaking novel that chronicles the epic story of two families, two sons, and two marriages Siri Hustvedt's What I Loved begins in New York in 1975, when art historian Leo Hertzberg discovers an extraordinary painting by an unknown artist in a SoHo gallery. He buys the work; tracks down the artist, Bill Wechsler; and the two... more...