Biography of X-9781783789290

Biography of X by Lacey, Catherine

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Author: Lacey, Catherine


Published on 4 April 2024 by GRANTA BOOKS in the United Kingdom.

Paperback | 416 pages
129 x 198 x 28 | 280g

'Brilliant, astonishing' Chris Kraus'Sly, brilliant, philosophically acute, bitingly funny, and a pure joy to spend hours with' Lauren GroffWhen X - the iconoclastic artist, musician and writer - dies suddenly, CM, her widow, hurls herself into writing a biography of the woman she deified. The story will lead her deep into the Southern Territory - a fascist theocracy that split from the rest of the USA after World War II - before revealing the full weight of X's secrets, and the depth of her betrayal.

'A thriller set against a backdrop of political intrigue, an elegy, an art world satire and a thought experiment too... One of the most interesting books you'll read this year...' Financial Times'A profound novel about love and what it can license, about the toll - and maybe the con - of genius' Garth Greenwell'Sprawling and ambitious... Strange and dystopian... This is a major novel' New York Times