USA 2010, 239pp., brochure, € 13.29Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
Peter and Rebecca Harris: midforties 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 the family as Mizzy, »the mistake«), shows up for a visit. A beautiful, beguiling 23-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. Full of shocks and aftershocks, the book makes us think about the uses and meaning of beauty and the place of love in our lives.