A dazzling novel of Frank Lloyd Wright, told from the point of view of the women in his life
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Featuring: Frank Lloyd Wright
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Fiction | Historical
Having brought to life eccentric cereal king John Harvey
Kellogg in The Road to Wellville and sex researcher Alfred
Kinsey in The Inner Circle, T.C. Boyle now turns his
fictional sights on an even more colorful and outlandish
character: Frank Lloyd Wright.
Boyle’s account of Wright’s
life, as told through the experiences of the four women who
loved him, blazes with his trademark wit and invention.
Wright’s life was one long howling struggle against the
bonds of convention, whether aesthetic, social, moral, or
romantic. He never did what was expected and despite the
overblown scandals surrounding his amours and very public
divorces and the financial disarray that dogged him
throughout his career, he never let anything get in the way
of his larger-than-life appetites and visions. Wright’s
triumphs and defeats were always tied to the women he
loved: the Montenegrin beauty Olgivanna Milanoff; the
passionate Southern belle Maud Miriam Noel; the spirited
Mamah Cheney, tragically killed; and his young first wife,
In The Women, T.C. Boyle’s protean voice
captures these very different women and, in doing so,
creates a masterful ode to the creative life in all its
complexity and grandeur.
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