By Siri Hustvedt
Named one of many New York occasions Book Review’s a hundred awesome Books of the 12 months ** Publishers Weekly’s top Fiction Books of 2014 ** NPR top Books of 2014 ** Kirkus Reviews most sensible Literary Fiction Books of 2014 ** Washington publish most sensible 50 Fiction Books of 2014 ** Boston Globe’s top Fiction of 2014 ** The Telegraph’s most sensible Fiction to learn 2014 ** St. Louis submit Dispatch’s most sensible Books of 2014 ** The self sustaining Fiction Books of the yr 2014 ** one among Buzzfeed’s most sensible Books Written by means of ladies in 2014 ** San Francisco Chronicle’s better of 2014 ** A Nancy Pearl choose ** PopMatters.com’s better of 2014 Fiction
Winner of the 2014 l. a. occasions publication Prize for Fiction
Finalist for the 2014 Kirkus Prize
Hailed through The Washington Post as “Siri Hustvedt’s most sensible novel but, an electrifying work,” The Blazing World is a masterful novel approximately conception, prejudice, wish, and one woman’s fight to be seen.
In a brand new novel referred to as “searingly fresh... A Nabokovian cat’s cradle” at the disguise of The manhattan instances e-book Review, the the world over bestselling writer tells the provocative tale of artist Harriet Burden, who, after years of getting her paintings neglected, ignites an explosive scandal in New York’s artwork international while she recruits 3 younger males to offer her creations as their very own. but while the exhibits prevail and Burden steps ahead for her positive demonstrate, she is betrayed by means of the 3rd guy, Rune. Many critics aspect with him, and Burden and Rune locate themselves in a charged and unsafe online game, person who results in his weird and wonderful death.
An intricately conceived, diabolical puzzle provided as a suite of texts, together with Harriet’s journals, assembled after her dying, this “glorious mashup of storytelling and scholarship” (San Francisco Chronicle) unfolds from a number of views as Harriet’s critics, enthusiasts, relatives, and others provide their very own conflicting reviews of the place the reality lies. Writing in Slate, Katie Roiphe declared it “a spectacularly solid read...feminism within the culture of Simone de Beauvoir’s The moment Sex or Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own: richly advanced, densely mental, dazzlingly nuanced.”
“Astonishing, harrowing, and completely, thoroughly engrossing” (NPR), Hustvedt’s new novel is “Blazing indeed:...with agonizing compassion for all of wounded humanity”(Kirkus Reviews, starred review). it's a masterpiece that might be remembered for years yet to come.