By Siri Hustvedt
Named one of many New York occasions Book Review’s a hundred outstanding Books of the 12 months ** Publishers Weekly’s top Fiction Books of 2014 ** NPR top Books of 2014 ** Kirkus Reviews top Literary Fiction Books of 2014 ** Washington submit best 50 Fiction Books of 2014 ** Boston Globe’s top Fiction of 2014 ** The Telegraph’s most sensible Fiction to learn 2014 ** St. Louis put up Dispatch’s top Books of 2014 ** The self reliant Fiction Books of the yr 2014 ** one in all Buzzfeed’s most sensible Books Written via 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. instances ebook Prize for Fiction
Finalist for the 2014 Kirkus Prize
Hailed by way of The Washington Post as “Siri Hustvedt’s most sensible novel but, an electrifying work,” The Blazing World is a masterful novel approximately belief, 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 conceal of The manhattan occasions e-book Review, the the world over bestselling writer tells the provocative tale of artist Harriet Burden, who, after years of getting her paintings missed, ignites an explosive scandal in New York’s artwork global while she recruits 3 younger males to give her creations as their very own. but whilst the exhibits be successful and Burden steps ahead for her effective display, she is betrayed through the 3rd guy, Rune. Many critics aspect with him, and Burden and Rune locate themselves in a charged and hazardous online game, one 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 demise, this “glorious mashup of storytelling and scholarship” (San Francisco Chronicle) unfolds from a number of views as Harriet’s critics, fanatics, family members, and others supply their very own conflicting critiques of the place the reality lies. Writing in Slate, Katie Roiphe declared it “a spectacularly sturdy read...feminism within the culture of Simone de Beauvoir’s The moment Sex or Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own: richly complicated, 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 future years.