Exposure: A Novelby Kathryn Harrison
Ann Rogers appears to be a happily married, successful young woman. A talented photographer, she creates happy memories for others, videotaping/i>
“Luminous and affecting . . . [Exposure] examines the often fine line between art and abuse. . . . Taut in plot, beautifully realistic, and intelligently disturbing.”
Ann Rogers appears to be a happily married, successful young woman. A talented photographer, she creates happy memories for others, videotaping weddings, splicing together scenes of smiling faces, editing out awkward moments. But she cannot edit her own memories so easily–images of a childhood spent as her father’s model and muse, the subject of his celebrated series of controversial photographs. To cope, Ann slips into a secret life of shame and vice. But when the Museum of Modern Art announces a retrospective of her father’s shocking portraits, Ann finds herself teetering on the edge of self-destruction, desperately trying to escape the psychological maelstrom that threatens to consume her.
“Astounding . . . told in prose as multifaceted as a diamond, crystalline and mesmerizing. ‘Remarkable’ hardly goes far enough.”
“Impossible to put down . . . Kathryn Harrison is an extremely gifted writer, poetic, passionate, and elegant.”
–San Francisco Chronicle
“Exquisite, exhilarating, and harrowing.”
–Donna Tartt, author of The Secret History and The Little Friend
“A breathless urban nightmare not easy to forget. Stark, brilliant, and original work.”
–Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
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I originially read this book when browsing for something to waste time on a plane...I read it extremely fast and then a couple years later I read it again. This book is thought provoking, attention grabbing, and can make you self reflect. You feel for the main character and can so suprememly empathize with her breakdown and failed relationships or brink there of, that this is a fantastic read for a strong mind.
a masterpiece. harrison's ability to communicate very complex psychological situations is stunning. you hold your breath as you read this one, not quite believing she will be able to pull it off and resolve the plot in a way that will make the harrowing journey it describes worthwhile. and then that's exactly what she does! miraculously, it succeeds in ways that keep you on the edge until the last, remarkable paragraph. wow is the only word that comes to mind.
Interesting story line, making me reflect on my own tragedies and shortcomings. Intrigued me enough to check out more from the author.
I kept reading with the hopes that this novel would improve. Unfortunately it didn't.