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By nightfall

by Cunningham, Michael, 1952-

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 8 copies
Available (8)
Location Collection Call #
Brentwood Library New Fiction FICTION Cunningham
Location  Brentwood Library
Collection  New Fiction
Call Number  FICTION Cunningham
CLP - Knoxville Fiction Collection FICTION Cunningham
Location  CLP - Knoxville
Collection  Fiction Collection
Call Number  FICTION Cunningham
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Cunningham
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
Call Number  FICTION Cunningham
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Fiction FIC CUNNINGHAM
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
Collection  Fiction
Dormont Public Library Fiction F CUNN
Location  Dormont Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  F CUNN
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Fiction CUNNINGHAM Michael
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  CUNNINGHAM Michael
Northland Public Library Fiction FIC CUNNINGHAM
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Pleasant Hills Public Library Adult Fiction Fic Cun
Location  Pleasant Hills Public Library
Collection  Adult Fiction
Call Number  Fic Cun

Peter and Rebecca Harris: mid-forties denizens of Manhattan's SoHo, nearing the apogee of committed careers in the arts--he a dealer, she an editor. With a spacious loft, a college-age daughter in Boston, and lively friends, they are admirable, enviable contemporary urbanites with every reason, it seems, to be happy. Then Rebecca's much younger look-alike brother, Ethan (known in thefamily as Mizzy, "the mistake"), shows up for a visit. A beautiful, beguiling twenty-three-year-old with a history of drug problems, Mizzy is wayward, at loose ends, looking for direction. And in his presence, Peter finds himself questioning his artists, their work, his career--the entire world he has so carefully constructed.

Like his legendary, Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Hours , Michael Cunningham's masterly new novel is a heartbreaking look at the way we live now. Full of shocks and aftershocks, it makes us think and feel deeply about the uses and meaning of beauty and the place of love in our lives.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Peter Harris, a dispirited Soho gallery owner in his midforties, arrives home to find his wife in the shower and marvels at how lithe she looks through the steam, then realizes that he's admiring her much younger brother. Called the Mistake, or Mizzy, he's a lost soul, a junkie and moocher as sexy as he is manipulative. Mizzy appears just as Peter, brooding, romantic, and self-deprecating, is grappling with his failings as a father and an art dealer. Ceaselessly observant, Peter senses, or hopes for, some terrible, blinding beauty that will topple his carefully calibrated life, and why shouldn't it be his alluring, feckless brother-in-law? Even if this mad infatuation stems from Peter's deep grief for his brilliant and fearless gay brother, who died of AIDS. In his most concentrated novel, a bittersweet paean to human creativity and its particularly showy flourishing in hothouse Manhattan, virtuoso and Pulitzer winner Cunningham entwines eroticism with aesthetics to orchestrate a resonant crisis of the soul, drawing inspiration from Henry James and Thomas Mann as well as meditative painter Agnes Martin and provocateur artist Damien Hirst. The result is an exquisite, slyly witty, warmly philosophical, and urbanely eviscerating tale of the mysteries of beauty and desire, art and delusion, age and love.--Seaman, Donna Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Peter Harris, an art dealer, is having a major midlife crisis. He finds himself sexually attracted to Ethan, his wife's much younger brother, who has come to stay in their SoHo loft. Peter sees in him a younger, provocative version of his wife, Rebecca, just as in his youth, he was drawn to Rebecca's older sister. Actor Hugh Dancy uses a slight, if vague, Southern accent to suggest Ethan and Rebecca's Virginia roots, but he doesn't demonstrate much range. Still, he ably weaves his way through Cunningham's intricate sentences, but even his talent cannot lighten the novel's ponderous prose. There are some elegant passages, but booksellers might do well to steer audio fans to The Hours or Specimen Days. A Farrar, Straus, and Giroux paperback (Reviews, July 19). (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Farrar, Straus and Giroux,2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 238 pages ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780374299088 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0374299080 (hardcover : alk. paper)
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