The Women: A Novel

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Penguin, Feb 10, 2009 - Fiction - 464 pages
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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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This is the first book of Mr. Boyle's that I have read and it will be the last. I was exhausted by the paragraph length sentences. I found the footnotes to be distracting. I don't remember reading a ... Read full review

The women: a novel

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The title of the latest installment in Boyle's ongoing series of novels on famous American egomaniacs refers to the many women in Frank Lloyd Wright's scandal-plagued life. Like John Kellogg and ... Read full review

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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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