WOMEN, THE by T.C. Boyle - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOK
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A dazzling novel of Frank Lloyd Wright, told from the point of view of the women in his life
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 account of Wright's
life, as told through the experiences of the four women who loved him,
blazes with his trademark wit and invention. Wright's life was one long
howling struggle against the bonds of convention, whether aesthetic,
social, moral, or romantic. He never did what was expected and despite
the overblown scandals surrounding his amours and very public divorces
and the financial disarray that dogged him throughout his career, he
never let anything get in the way of his larger-than-life appetites and
visions. Wright's triumphs and defeats were always tied to the women he
loved: the Montenegrin beauty Olgivanna Milanoff; the passionate
Southern belle Maud Miriam Noel; the spirited Mamah Cheney, tragically
killed; and his young first wife, Kitty Tobin.
In The Women, T.C.
Boyleas protean voice captures these very different women and, in doing
so, creates a masterful ode to the creative life in all its complexity