The Blazing World, Paperback / softback Book

The Blazing World Paperback / softback


LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2014The artist Harriet Burden, furious at the lack of attention paid her by the New York art world, conducts an experiment: she hides her identity behind three male fronts in a series of exhibitions.

Their success seems to prove her point, but there's a sting in the tail - when she unmasks herself, not everyone believes her.

Then her last collaborator meets a bizarre end. In this mesmerising tour de force, Burden's story emerges after her death through a variety of sources, including her (not entirely reliable) journals and the testimonies of her children, lover and a dear friend.

Each account is different, however, and the mysteries multiply.


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