Feast Your Eyes by Myla Goldberg audiobook

Feast Your Eyes: A Novel

By Myla Goldberg
Read by Myla Goldberg , with  Samantha Desz , Lisa Flanagan , Joy Osmanski , Jacques Roy , and Candace Thaxton

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781501197840
9.28 Hours Unabridged
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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 astounding portrait of a mother and an artist dedicated, above all, to a vision of beauty, truth, and authenticity.

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Summary

Summary

Shortlisted for the 2020 Carnegie Medal for Literature

Finalist for the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction

New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of the Year in Fictional Familes

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 astounding portrait of a mother and an artist dedicated, above all, to a vision of beauty, truth, and authenticity.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A daringly inventive parable of female creativity and motherhood.” O, The Oprah Magazine
“Goldberg offers a searching consideration of the way that the identities and perceptions of a female artist shift over time.” New Yorker
“Wrenchingly intimate…Goldberg’s passionate depiction of Lillian rings heartbreakingly true.” New York Times
“Lively and vivid.” Minneapolis Star Tribune
“A riveting portrait of an artist who happens to be a woman.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Using a natural and direct delivery, and with the help of a few veteran narrators, author Myla Goldberg deftly takes up much of narration herself, telling the story through the artist’s daughter’s recollections, letters, friends’ accounts, and the descriptions of 118 photographs in a retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art. The descriptions offer a wonderful testament to the power of the spoken word—the listener can imagine every detail in every photograph. A well-written, adventuresome production. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Myla Goldberg

Author Bio: Myla Goldberg

Myla Goldberg is the bestselling author of several books, including Feast Your Eyes, The False Friend, Wickett’s Remedy, and Bee Season, which was a New York Times Notable Book, a winner of the Borders New Voices Prize, and a finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN award, as well as being adapted to film and widely translated.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 9.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English