The Body Artist -

The Body Artist



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The Body Artist begins with normality: breakfast between a married couple, Lauren and Rey, in their ramshackle rented house on the New England coast. Recording their delicate, intimate, half-complete thoughts and words, DeLillo proves himself a stunningly unsentimental observer of our idiosyncratic relationships. But after breakfast, Rey makes a decision that leaves Lauren utterly alone, or seems to. As Lauren, the body artist of the title, becomes strangely detached from herself and the temporal world, the novel becomes an exploration of a highly abnormal grieving process; a fascinating expose of 'who we are when we are not rehearsing who we are'; and a rarefied study of trauma and creativity, absence and presence, isolation and communion.

Product code: 9780330524957

ISBN 9780330524957
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H197xW130xS11
No. Of Pages 144
Publisher Pan Macmillan
On Sale Date 18/02/2011
A sad, beautiful novel, The Body Artist is an elliptical meditation on the mysteries of love, life and time.