The Art Fair

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Synopsis: The son of an aspiring artist, young Richard Freeley is compelled to protect his mother when she falls out of social popularity, a decision that costs him the innocence of his adolescence and young adulthood. A first novel. Tour.

From the Publisher: In The Art Fair, David Lipsky writes with the all the humor, insight, and pitch-perfect satirical skills that earned him widespread acclaim for his first work, the short story collection Three Thousand Dollars. With the deftness and irony of writers like Michael Chabon and Ethan Canin, he tells the story of Richard Freeley, whose mother is an aspiring painter, and whose conventional life of shimmering summers in the Hamptons and exclusivity on Manhattan's Upper East Side is suddenly and irrevocably shattered when the city's elite and fickle art world first embrace--and then coldly and abruptly reject--his mother's work. Seeing his mother as "a lovely and luminous star player, surrounded by an incompetent supporting cast," and consumed by his need to shield her from the seismic social forces that threaten to grind her back into obscurity, Richard lets his adolescence and young adulthood slop away unnoticed--until he is confronted by the terrifying by inevitable choice of pursuing his own uncertain future or clinging to the security of the past.

In his achingly true-to-life prose, David Lipsky weaves the story of both mothers and sons: the moment of letting go and the fear of free-falling away from those who love us best.

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