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Tuesday Nights in 1980

Molly Prentiss

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

An intoxicating and transcendent debut novel that follows a critic, an artist, and their shared muse as they find their way-and ultimately collide-amid the ever-evolving New York City art scene of the 1980s. Welcome to SoHo at the onset of the eighties: a gritty, quickly gentrifying playground for artists and writers looking to make it in the big city. Among them: James Bennett, a synesthetic art critic for the New York Times whose unlikely condition enables him to describe art in profound, magical ways and Raul Engales, an exiled Argentinian painter running from his past and the Dirty War that has enveloped his country. As the two men ascend in the downtown arts scene, dual tragedies strike, and each is faced with a loss that acutely affects his relationship to life and to art. It is not until they are inadvertently brought together by Lucy Olliason-a small town beauty and Raul's muse-and a young orphan boy sent mysteriously from Buenos Aires that James and Raul are able to rediscover some semblance of what they've lost. As inventive as Jennifer Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad and as sweeping as Meg Wolitzer's The Interestings, Tuesday Nights in 1980 boldly renders a complex moment when the meaning and nature of art is being all but upended, and New York City as a whole is reinventing itself. In risk-taking prose that is as powerful as it is playful, Molly Prentiss deftly explores the need for beauty, community, creation, and love in an ever-changing urban landscape.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Newbern

Length:

9h 44m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:31


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

15:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:04:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:01:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

54:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

27:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

22:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

30:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:09


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:18


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

33:32


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

25:09


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

38:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

36:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:10


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

43:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

00:37