Maker of saints: a novel
From the author of the widely acclaimed debut novel 1959 comes this riveting story of an artist whose violent death becomes an obsession for her closest friend. As fast-paced and intriguing as a thriller, alive with wit and sensuality, Maker of Saints is a fascinating and provocative novel about love, art, jealousy, and friendship in a funky, glitzy New York demimonde.
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Maker of saints: a novelUser Review - Book Verdict
Versatile creator Davis, a poet, playwright, and librettist (Malcolm X: The Great Photographs, LJ 1/93) follows her well- received first novel, 1959 (HarperCollins, 1993) with an intriguing but frustrating study of obsession, discovery, and revenge in an edgy New York art subcommunity. An array of colorful but shallowly introduced characters circle the tense triumvirate of Alex, an enigmatic, compelling artist killed by a horrific fall from her apartment window; neighbor and best friend Bird, who surrounds her secrets with household gods and fixates on Alex's death; and Frank, Alex's white lover, whom Bird is convinced murdered Alex. The route to a violent, nearly surreal (and impressively clever if over-the-top) confrontation between Bird and Frank takes the reader through vivid New York street scenes, off on distracting tangents, and into the overanalyzed central motif of Alex's secret video journals. An imperfect novel from a talented writer; expect demand in hip communities.--Janet Ingraham, Worthington P.L., Ohio
Review: The Maker of SaintsUser Review - Goodreads
Davis offers a wonderful hybrid narrative here: conventional mystery meets meditation on American culture from the 1960s to the 1980s. As always, she has an eye for the telling detail (unsurprising ...
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