The Beholder

The Beholder

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Baker & Taylor
Meeting with a younger married art historian with whom he does research for a project on the female form, a middle-aged writer finds himself involved in a darkly erotic relationship of uninhibited sex and shared passions.

McMillan Palgrave
A sophisticated, taboo-breaking novel of the sexual obsession of an older man and a young married woman, in the long-awaited return of an acclaimed novelist.

"Once upon a time, her aunt calls . . . Can he meet with the niece?" He is a writer, middle-aged, thoughtful, engaged in a project that involves observing and describing the female form. The niece is young, married, and beautiful, an art historian who wants to write. They have much in common, the aunt suggests.

The light acquaintance soon turns darkly erotic. The writer recounts an increasingly charged series of trysts in which he and the young woman create a heady otherworld, where there are no husbands and no limits, where uninhibited lovers may discard the deepest taboos. No longer merely subjects for conversation, the passions shared by the writer and the young woman -- for art, storytelling, and experience -- fuel a transgressive vision of love that cannot, in the end, compete with the demands of the ordered world.

Written in taut, hypnotic prose, The Beholder plumbs the seductive depths of obsession and the paradoxes of the human heart. In his first novel in fifteen years, Thomas Farber has delivered a rapturous evocation of erotic love.


Holtzbrinck
A sophisticated, taboo-breaking novel of the sexual obsession of an older man and a young married woman, in the long-awaited return of an acclaimed novelist. "Once upon a time, her aunt calls . . . Can he meet with the niece?" He is a writer, middle-aged, thoughtful, engaged in a project that involves observing and describing the female form. The niece is young, married, and beautiful, an art historian who wants to write. They have much in common, the aunt suggests. The light acquaintance soon turns darkly erotic. The writer recounts an increasingly charged series of trysts in which he and the young woman create a heady otherworld, where there are no husbands and no limits, where uninhibited lovers may discard the deepest taboos. No longer merely subjects for conversation, the passions shared by the writer and the young woman -- for art, storytelling, and experience -- fuel a transgressive vision of love that cannot, in the end, compete with the demands of the ordered world. Written in taut, hypnotic prose, The Beholder plumbs the seductive depths of obsession and the paradoxes of the human heart. In his first novel in fifteen years, Thomas Farber has delivered a rapturous evocation of erotic love.

Blackwell North Amer
"Once upon a time, her aunt phones... Can he meet with the niece?" He is a writer, middle-aged, thoughtful, engaged in a project that involves observing and describing the female form. The niece is young, married, and beautiful, an art historian who wants to write fiction.
An initial rapport soon turns darkly erotic. The writer recounts a charged series of trysts in which he and the young woman find themselves in a secret otherworld, both enchanted and claustrophobic, where the increasingly uninhibited lovers discard the deepest taboos. No longer merely subjects for conversation, the passions shared by the writer and the young woman - for art, storytelling, and experience - fuel a transgressive vision of love that cannot, in the end, compete with the demands of the ordered world.

Baker
& Taylor

Meeting with a younger married art historian, with whom he does research for a project on the female form, a middle-aged writer finds himself involved in a darkly erotic relationship of uninhibited sex and shared passions. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780805069723
0805069720
Branch Call Number: F FAR
Characteristics: 193 p. ; 22 cm

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