The Women: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Feb 10, 2009 - Fiction - 464 pages
52 Reviews
From "America's most imaginative contemporary novelist" (Newsweek), a novel of Frank Lloyd Wright and the women in his life.

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.


  

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User Review  - emilyingreen - LibraryThing

I would have liked this better if the author had gotten off the fence and treated it as either a work of fiction or a biography. It read like a novel but was interrupted by the fake narrator's incessant footnotes. Read full review

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User Review  - Teri - Goodreads

I appreciate Frank Lloyd Wright and, because I am a docent at the last remaining hotel he designed, I am always looking for additional information about his life and architecture. It is interesting to ... Read full review

Contents

OLGIVANNA
DANCING TO THE DEAD
THE WAY THINGS BURN
IOVANNA
MIRIAM AT THE GATES
NOT A DANCER
VALE MIRIAM
INTRODUCTION TO PART II
NOW COMES FEAR
THE LOVE BUNGALOW
IN THE LONG SHADOW OF MOUNT FUJI
THE AXIS OF BLISS
INTRODUCTION TO PART III
LADIES
THE SOUL OF HONOR
Copyright

DIES IRAE

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About the author (2009)

T. C. Boyle is the author of eleven novels, including World's End (winner of the PEN/FaulknerAward), Drop City (a New York Times bestseller and finalist for the National Book Award), and The Inner Circle. His most recent story collections are Tooth and Claw and The Human Fly and Other Stories.

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