Présentation de l'éditeur
From the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Hours an astonishing novel about desire, love and beauty set in contemporary New York.
Peter and Rebecca Harris: mid-forties, denizens of Manhattan s SoHo, nearing the apogee of committee careers in the arts he a dealer, she an editor. With a spacious loft, a college-age daughter in Boston, and lively friends, they are admirable, enviable contemporary urbanites with every reason, it seems, to be happy. Until Rebecca s much younger, look-alike brother, Ethan (known in the family as Mizzy, the mistake ), comes to visit.
By Nightfall allows us to understand Peter s life from the inside as he comes to question everything about his carefully constructed world. This poetic and compelling masterpiece is a heartbreaking look at the way we live now. Full of shocks and after shocks, By Nightfall is a novel about the uses and meaning of beauty, and the place of love in our lives.
Biographie de l'auteur
Michael Cunningham s novel The Hours won both the Pulitzer Prize and a PEN/Faulkner award, and became an Academy Award winning film starring Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, and Meryl Streep. An earlier novel, A Home at the End of the World, was also made into a film starring Colin Farrell, Dallas Roberts, Sissy Spacek, and Robin Wright Penn. He lives in New York.