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Feast Your Eyes

Feast Your Eyes The first novel in nearly a decade from Myla Goldberg the award winning New York Times bestselling author of Bee Season a compelling and wholly original story about a female photograph

  • Title: Feast Your Eyes
  • Author: Myla Goldberg
  • ISBN: 1501197843
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The first novel in nearly a decade from Myla Goldberg, the award winning, New York Times bestselling author of Bee Season a compelling and wholly original story about a female photographer grappling with ambition and motherhood, a balancing act familiar to women of every generation Feast Your Eyes, framed as the catalogue notes from a photography show at the Museum of Mode The first novel in nearly a decade from Myla Goldberg, the award winning, New York Times bestselling author of Bee Season a compelling and wholly original story about a female photographer grappling with ambition and motherhood, a balancing act familiar to women of every generation Feast Your Eyes, framed as the catalogue notes from a photography show at the Museum of Modern Art, tells the life story of Lillian Preston America s Worst Mother, America s Bravest Mother, America s Worst Photographer, or America s Greatest Photographer, depending on who was talking After discovering photography as a teenager through her high school s photo club, Lillian rejects her parents expectations of college and marriage and moves to New York City in 1955 When a small gallery exhibits partially nude photographs of Lillian and her daughter Samantha, Lillian is arrested, thrust into the national spotlight, and targeted with an obscenity charge Mother and daughter s sudden notoriety changes the course of both of their lives and especially Lillian s career as she continues a life long quest for artistic legitimacy and recognition.Narrated by Samantha, Feast Your Eyes reads as a collection of Samantha s memories, interviews with Lillian s friends and lovers, and excerpts from Lillian s journals and letters a collage of stories and impressions, together amounting to an astou

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    About "Myla Goldberg"

    1. Myla Goldberg

      Myla Goldberg is the bestselling author of Bee Season, Wickett s Remedy, and The False Friendas well as a children s book, Catching the Moon.

    901 Comments

    1. In the beginning of the novel, there s an explanation describing how the book came about, but it didn t feel like a preface, but an actual part of the novel, a part that seemed unnecessary now that I have finished the novel The setup of the novel is an interesting way to show the life of a photographer during the 60 s and 70 s, and her relationship with her daughter, which became controversial after a collection of photos were deemed obscene Interesting read.


    2. This book is brilliant Lillian Preston is a photographer during the 1960 s and 70 s, and Samantha is both her daughter and the subject of a series of highly controversial photos The book is told from Samantha s perspective after Lillian s death, in an epistolary manner Most of the book is framed as a catalogue for a MOMA show of Lillian s work, with each piece titled, dated, and interpreted Additional exposition is contained in Lillian s diary entries, letters to a life long friend, and othe Thi [...]


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