The Lonely City

A love-story, between Nelson and the artist Harry Dodge, who is undergoing gender reassignment, while Nelson undergoes the transformations of pregnancy. Personal and honest about desire, identity and feminism.

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Product Description

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 GORDON BURN PRIZE
CHOSEN AS ‘BOOK OF THE YEAR’ BY
Observer
Guardian
Telegraph
Irish Times
New Statesman
Times Literary Supplement
Herald
When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her mid-thirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Increasingly fascinated by this most shameful of experiences, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art. Moving fluidly between the works and lives of some of the city’s most compelling artists, Laing conducts an electric, dazzling investigation into what it means to be alone, illuminating not only the causes of loneliness but also how it might be resisted and redeemed.The Lonely City Paperback edition by Olivia Laing

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ISBN-13

9.78178E 12

Format

Paperback

Publication Date

02-Mar-17

Pages

336

Product dimensions

130 x 198 x 22mm

Weight

228g