Biography of X – Catherine Lacey

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‘Brilliant, astonishing’ Chris Kraus

‘Sly, brilliant, philosophically acute, bitingly funny, and a pure joy to spend hours with’ Lauren Groff

When X – the iconoclastic artist, musician and writer – dies suddenly, CM, her widow, hurls herself into writing a biography of the woman she deified. The story will lead her deep into the Southern Territory – a fascist theocracy that split from the rest of the USA after World War II – before revealing the full weight of X’s secrets, and the depth of her betrayal.

‘A thriller set against a backdrop of political intrigue, an elegy, an art world satire and a thought experiment too… One of the most interesting books you’ll read this year…’ Financial Times

‘A profound novel about love and what it can license, about the toll – and maybe the con – of genius’ Garth Greenwell

‘Sprawling and ambitious… Strange and dystopian… This is a major novel’ New York Times

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ISBN: 9781783789290 Category: Tags: ,

Additional information

Weight 0.283 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.8 × 2.6 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

416

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K