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Publisher Description

A “riveting” (Wall Street Journal) portrait of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and the women in his life – 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Wright’s birth

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 incomparable account of Wright's life is told through the experiences of the four women who loved him. There's the Montenegrin beauty Olgivanna Milanoff, the passionate Southern belle Maude Miriam Noel, the tragic Mamah Cheney, and his young first wife, Kitty Tobin. Blazing with his trademark wit and inventiveness, Boyle deftly captures these very different women and the creative life in all its complexity.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2009
February 10
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
464
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.6
MB

Customer Reviews

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Frank Lloyd Wright book

This is almost 2 books in one. There is an apprentice architect Japanese narrator who introduces the chapters, but the introductions stretch on much longer than one would expect and almost form a separate book. Then there is the story of Frank Loyd Wright and his three wives and one mistress. He’s a very mercurial character, to be sure. Lots of new info here, astonishing really.

HaitiRunner ,

Crushed when it ended

This historical fiction is so rife with brilliant use of language, written in a "circle" that is nothing short of genius . Frank Lloyd Wright was not someone I had any kind of interest in. I have found myself absolutely fascinated by his life and loves.

Doremishock ,

The women

This is an excellent piece of work, well worth reading. Boyle has woven an intricate, masterful reversed-time tapestry that brings Frank Lloyd Wright and the women in his life alive in an intimate and questioning manner.

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