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The Lonely City

The Lonely City

Author(s): Olivia Laing

Location(s): New York City (NYC)

Genre(s): Nonfiction

Era(s): Latter half 20th Century

When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her mid-thirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Increasingly fascinated by this most shameful of experiences, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art. Moving fluidly between the works and lives of some of the city’s most compelling artists, Laing conducts an electric, dazzling investigation into what it means to be alone, illuminating not only the causes of loneliness but also how it might be resisted and redeemed.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 GORDON BURN PRIZE

CHOSEN AS ‘BOOK OF THE YEAR’ BY
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Guardian
Telegraph
Irish Times
New Statesman
Times Literary Supplement
Herald

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