Alice Knott Blake Butler

Alice Knott

Author: Blake Butler
$33.99 $43.51 3399
7 items In Stock
  • SKU: 9780525535218
  • Successful pre-order.Thanks for contacting us!
  • Order within
Book Title
Alice Knott
Author
Blake Butler
ISBN
9780525535218
Named one of the Best Books of 2020 by Refinery29 A hypnotic, wildly inventive novel about art, violence, and endurance Alice Knott lives alone, a reclusive heiress haunted by memories of her deceased parents and mysterious near-identical brother. Much of her family's fortune has been spent on a world-class collection of artwork, which she stores in a vault in her lonely, cavernous house. One day, she awakens to find the artwork destroyed, the act of vandalism captured in a viral video that soon triggers a rash of copycat incidents. As more videos follow and the world's most priceless works of art are destroyed one by one, Alice finds that she has become the chief suspect in an international conspiracy--even as her psyche becomes a shadowed landscape of childhood demons and cognitive disorder. Unsettling, almost physically immersive, Alice Knott is a virtuoso exploration of the meaning of art and the lasting afterlife of trauma, as well as a deeply humane portrait of a woman whose trials feel both apocalyptic and universal.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Blake ButlerPublisher: Riverhead BooksPublished: 07/07/2020ISBN: 9780525535218Pages: 320Weight: 1.10lbsSize: 9.10h x 5.90w x 1.40d
Named one of the Best Books of 2020 by Refinery29

A hypnotic, wildly inventive novel about art, violence, and endurance

Alice Knott lives alone, a reclusive heiress haunted by memories of her deceased parents and mysterious near-identical brother. Much of her family's fortune has been spent on a world-class collection of artwork, which she stores in a vault in her lonely, cavernous house. One day, she awakens to find the artwork destroyed, the act of vandalism captured in a viral video that soon triggers a rash of copycat incidents. As more videos follow and the world's most priceless works of art are destroyed one by one, Alice finds that she has become the chief suspect in an international conspiracy--even as her psyche becomes a shadowed landscape of childhood demons and cognitive disorder.

Unsettling, almost physically immersive, Alice Knott is a virtuoso exploration of the meaning of art and the lasting afterlife of trauma, as well as a deeply humane portrait of a woman whose trials feel both apocalyptic and universal.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Blake Butler
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Published: 07/07/2020
ISBN: 9780525535218
Pages: 320
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 9.10h x 5.90w x 1.40d
Named one of the Best Books of 2020 by Refinery29

A hypnotic, wildly inventive novel about art, violence, and endurance

Alice Knott lives alone, a reclusive heiress haunted by memories of her deceased parents and mysterious near-identical brother. Much of her family's fortune has been spent on a world-class collection of artwork, which she stores in a vault in her lonely, cavernous house. One day, she awakens to find the artwork destroyed, the act of vandalism captured in a viral video that soon triggers a rash of copycat incidents. As more videos follow and the world's most priceless works of art are destroyed one by one, Alice finds that she has become the chief suspect in an international conspiracy--even as her psyche becomes a shadowed landscape of childhood demons and cognitive disorder.

Unsettling, almost physically immersive, Alice Knott is a virtuoso exploration of the meaning of art and the lasting afterlife of trauma, as well as a deeply humane portrait of a woman whose trials feel both apocalyptic and universal.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Blake Butler
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Published: 07/07/2020
ISBN: 9780525535218
Pages: 320
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 9.10h x 5.90w x 1.40d