Writers & lovers

ISBN:9781529033113

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Funny and heartbreaking, Writers & Lovers is the bitingly clever story of Casey, a young writer who has lost her direction in life, until two men step into her world and offer her two very different futures . . .

Format
Paperback
Published
05/03/2020
ISBN
9781529033113
Publisher
PICADOR
Weight
416kg

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My favourite of Lily King's books so far. Exuberant and affirming, it's funny and immensely clever, emotionally rare and strong. I feel bereft now I've finished Tessa Hadley, author of Late in The Day Gorgeous Elizabeth Strout, author of My Name is Lucy Barton Lily King is one of our great literary treasures and Writers & Lovers is suffused with her brilliance. It is captivating, potent, incisive, and wise, a moving story of grief, and recovering from grief, and of a young woman finding her courage for life Madeline Miller, author of Circe This smooth, deliberate chronicle of creation keeps the men in their place and Casey firmly rooted at the center of her own story. Instead of casting her as a woman torn between archetypes of male creativity, Writers & Lovers portrays her as a woman in thrall to her own generative processes, a devotee to the art of (her own) attention . . . a classic bildungsroman for struggling artists everywhere. Los Angeles Times King has created . . . someone akin to Sally Rooney's Frances in Conversations with Friends . . . The novel is a meditation on trying itself: to stay alive, to love, to care. That point feels so fresh, so powerfully diametrically opposed to the readily available cynicism we've been feasting on . . . King wants us to keep trying, through whatever means necessary, to beat the odds. Boston Globe Writers & Lovers stole my heart from its first pages. I am in love with this book. In. Love. This deep dive of a novel will stay with me forever Elin Hilderbrand, author of Summer of '69 Lily King writes masterfully about desire and loss, creativity and inspiration, and how each overlaps and influences the other Christina Baker Kline, author of A Peace of the World A comic and compassionate novel . . . With wit and what reads like deep insider wisdom, Ms. King captures the chronic low-level panic of taking a leap into the artsy unknown and finding yourself adrift, without land or rescue in sight. Wall Street Journal - Maureen Corrigan This novel will become a defining classic for struggling young writers. Vulture A knowing look at the pursuit of a life in the arts, with a protagonist you'll root for. Marie Claire Intimate and vulnerable . . . Lily King's novel follows a deeply relatable protagonist navigating a whole menu of crises surrounded by a cast of genuine, vivid characters . . . The book occupies a small space, but packs it to the brim with humanity. Entertainment Weekly

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