Finalist for the Nationwide Guide Critics Circle Award in Criticism

no 1 Guide of the 12 months from Mind Pickings

Named a highest Guide of the 12 months by means of NPR, Newsweek, Slate, Pop Sugar, Marie Claire, Elle, Publishers Weekly, and Lit Hub

A impressive paintings of biography, memoir, and cultural grievance in relation to loneliness, informed during the lives of iconic artists, by means of the acclaimed creator of The Go back and forth to Echo Spring.

When Olivia Laing moved to New York Town in her midthirties, she discovered herself inhabiting loneliness every day. Increasingly more fascinated about essentially the most shameful of reviews, she started to discover the lonely Town by means of artwork. Shifting from Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks to Andy Warhol’s Time Pills, from Henry Darger’s hoarding to David Wojnarowicz’s AIDS activism, Laing conducts an electrical, impressive research into what it way to be on my own, illuminating now not simplest the reasons of loneliness but in addition the way it may well be resisted and redeemed.

Humane, provocative, and Shifting, The Lonely City is a party of a odd and beautiful state, adrift from the bigger continent of human revel in, however intrinsic to the very act of being alive.