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Title:Art Fair, The: A Novel
Format Type:Ebook
Author:David Lipsky
Publisher:Open Road Media
ISBN:1322029148
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Category:Fiction, Art, Novels

Art Fair, The: A Novel by David Lipsky

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Art Fair, The: A Novel A poignant and painfully funny novel about the New York art world by the acclaimed author of Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself For two first class years Joan Freeley had it all the perfect family the best art dealer in Manhattan and the admiration of famous friends Her adoring husband and two handsome sons attended her first gallery show in matching khakis and blue blazers An Interesting Talent Makes Its Debut declared the New York Times Then as if her success were nothing more than a booking error Joan s life got downgraded A brutal divorce led to paintings too bitter to sell and a career stuck firmly in coach Unable to see her suffer alone any longer Joan s teenage son Richard leaves his father and older brother in Los Angeles and moves in to her one bedroom apartment in SoHo At the gallery openings where she used to be a star Richard discovers just how much his mother s light has dimmed She is an artist who is not showing she might as well be invisible To acknowledge her is to acknowledge the thin line between success and failure in a world as superficial as it is intoxicating Richard immediately devotes himself to returning his mother to her former glory Everything about him the clothes he wears the jokes he makes the college he attends is calculated to boost Joan s reputation But as the years go by and the galleries keep sending back her slides Richard has to ask Who wants Joan Freeley s resurrection more him or her And when will his own life start

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