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A transcendent debut novel that follows a critic an artist and a desirous determined young woman as they find their way and ultimately collide amid the ever evolving New York City art scene of the 1980sWelcome to SoHo at the onset of the eighties a gritty not yet gentrified playground for artists and writers looking to make it in the big city Among them James Bennett a synaesthetic art critic for The New York Times whose unlikely condition enables him to describe art in profound magica. The story of three people from different backgrounds whose paths cross in New York City in the course of a year Well in truth it s than that much much than thatRaul Engales is an Argentinian who left Buenos Aires in his twenties leaving his sister Franca and her new husband behind He planned to forge a new life in America He d always painted and he dreamt of finding fame and fortune in the Big Apple He d been lucky enough to inherit an American passport by benefit of the fact he d been born in the country having been delivered prematurely to his free spirited and much travelled parents His parents died when he and Franca were still young leaving them to fend for themselves in the large house they inhabited Raul and Franca were close very close perhaps even telepathically close But she d met a man and had recently married Suddenly this big house felt far too small for three peopleLucy Marie Olliason loved NYC Of course she d never been there in fact she hadn t been anywhere She was stuck in Ketchum Idaho but she d seen pictures of New York in a library book she borrowed so much she practically owned it She d go there and she d meet an artist that was her dreamJames Bennett is an art critic whose differentiating gift is to suffer from synthesia a rare neurological condition in which two or of the senses entwine This enables him to pepper his reviews with a rich tapestry of colours and smells that he associates with the pieces he views He s becoming a significant player in the New York art worldAs the book begins a select gathering of artists and collectors is waiting for the New Year to be chimed in We start to meet some of the players and get a sense of how art is central to their lives Art is everywhere here but really this is a story of love and abandonment abandonment most of all The writing is superb portraying scenes of elation despair and deep reflection The characterisations are rich and enticing The atmosphere is one of excitement and promise but with undertones of darkness and threat This is going to be some rideWe initially follow Raul and learn something of his past There is a section early on where he reflects on his early life in Buenos Aires and the loss of his parents It conveys the mystery of dark rooms and a litter ridden back lane Without actually saying it you know it s sweaty hot and there s city noise in the background loud enough to hear it but far enough away for it to be unobtrusive I can t recall whole sentences but the atmosphere of it stays with me It s a place I d like to go to Then we meet Lucy and there s a description of her transition from her sleepy Idaho home to the bouncing big city The account of her first day in New York is brilliant the street sounds the people and the impact this all has on her And Lucy herself all big dreams and zest Bring it on I ll have as much of this as the author can deliver Then James enters the picture actually he was there from the start but we didn t really take notice of him The story picks up pace It s emotional and sometimes shocking Words string together in such a way that several pages have passed before I ve drawn a breath There s aching sadness but there s humour too There are sections that had me shaking my head at the pure rightness of the prose Yes I loved it Is hard to believe that this a debut novel from Molly Prentiss it feels way too accomplished for that You really don t want to miss this oneMy thanks to Penguin Books UK and NetGalley for providing an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Something in the Wine The Moonstone Series zest Bring it on I ll have as much of this as the author can deliver Then James enters the picture actually he was there from the start but we didn t really take notice of him The story picks up pace It s emotional and sometimes shocking Words string together in such a way that several pages have passed before I ve drawn a breath There s aching sadness but there s humour too There are sections that had me shaking my head at the pure rightness of the prose Yes I loved it Is hard to believe that this a debut novel from Molly Prentiss it feels way too accomplished for that You really don t want to miss this oneMy thanks to Penguin Books UK and NetGalley for providing an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

SUMMARY Tuesday Nights in 1980

Tuesday Nights in 1980

Cover some semblance of what they’ve lostAs inventive as Jennifer Egan's A Visit From The Goon Suad and as sweeping as Meg Wolitzer's The Interestings Tuesday Nights in 1980 boldly renders a complex moment when the meaning and nature of art is being all but upended and New York City as a whole is reinventing itself In risk taking prose that is as powerful as it is playful Molly Prentiss deftly explores the need for beauty community creation and love in an ever changing urban landscap. Please read the book description given here Tuesday Nights in 1980 I have only heard praise for this book I was expecting a lot Tell me who isn t going to be drawn to a book revolving around New York s SoHo art world of the 70s 80 synesthesia and an exiled painter running from his past and Argentina s Dirty War If you go into a book with high expectations you are easily disappointed I was disappointed I ll explain why Do remember that if I give a book two stars it is OK The author writes in a staccato fashion Choppy Often using short incomplete sentences Exclamations repetitions bursts of thoughts Bubbles Sometimes this works but not always It works best in drawing James Bennett s synesthesic visions Vibrant colors work well but also ideas and thoughts are thrown out at the reader Very often I found myself opposing that stated A painter says That is how you paint a face So I think Are you telling me there is only one right way to do it Grrr And this leads to the second problem The first half of the novel is set to describe a couple of young people struggling to find their niche their place in the art world of SoHo They act self assured and of course that is because they are not The tone is flippant provocative crass Life is a joke never to be taken seriously Every other word is a swear word They know everything Drugs and sex and the search for money are the backbone of their everyday world They say such things as the clouds look like tits I think Oh my that is interesting I am being sarcastic of course We are told in the rich person s blue room There just was not much for me to think about not in terms of art or synesthesia Then comes an accident Everything changes but of course it has to The changes that occur are predictable You are rarely told outright but rather through small implied hints This I liked You do have to pay attention to the hints and you are free to interpret the facts as you willbut I found them rather obvious The ending I say it is too view spoilercute too predictable too ordinary hide spoiler

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L ways and Raul Engales an exiled Argentinian painter running from his past and the Dirty War that has enveloped his country As the two men ascend in the downtown arts scene dual tragedies strike and each is faced with a loss that acutely affects his relationship to life and to art It is not until they are inadvertently brought together by Lucy Olliason a small town beauty and Raul’s muse and a young orphan boy sent mysteriously from Buenos Aires that James and Raul are able to redis. I loved this book Oh to be in NYC in the 80 s during the time when art was hip and powerful The book tells the story of three souls just trying to make it in New York in the early 80 s The author captures so beautifully the gritty raw bohemian lifestyle of this time in history The story is about three different people Lucy James and Raul and how their lives converge The book rotates between these characters during one year of their lives and after tragic circumstances how much their lives change Lucy from a small town in Idaho coming to New York to find an artist James a uirky man with a condition that makes him see colors You can say he s a bit obsessed with art and works for uite a while as an art critic Raul the artist who is struggling with his past guilt and what is to come for him It s uite sad at times uite funny and totally engagingI listened to this one via audio At first I was not sure about the narrator But the that I listened to it the I enjoyed the narration He did a great job with this one I look forward to reading this one again in the future I loved it that much


10 thoughts on “Tuesday Nights in 1980

  1. says:

    The story of three people from different backgrounds whose paths cross in New York City in the course of a year Well in truth it’s than that – much much than thatRaul Engales is an Argentinian who left Buenos Aires in his twenties leaving his sister Franca and her new husband behind He planned to forge a new life in America He’d always painted and he dreamt of finding fame and fortune in the Big Apple He’d been lucky enough to in

  2. says:

    A wonderfully satisfying novel Molly Prentiss knows how to craft a story Her prose has energy alternating delightful and hilarious and deeply affecting Lives collide between an art critic a painter and a girl from small town Idaho Relationship

  3. says:

    New York on the cusp of 1980 the changing art scene of Soho before it became officially known as Soho Following the lives of three individuals for the next year Lucy in her early twenties coming from Idaho to experience life in a big city James who after college has no clue what to do and whose uniue ability enables him

  4. says:

    I really enjoyed this book and was not ready for it to end I also loved reading about this time period in New York I was however hoping to find out about the three main characters in the end we are left to wonder

  5. says:

    I loved this book Oh to be in NYC in the 80's during the time when art was hip and powerful The book tells the story of three souls just trying to make it in New York in the early 80's The author captures so beautifully the gritty raw bohemian lifestyle of this time in history The story is about three different people Lucy James and Raul and how their lives converge The book rotates between these characters during one year of the

  6. says:

    “He loved the flaws; they were invariably the most interesting parts of people's faces and bodies the parts that held the straightest lines the most beautiful shadows ― Molly Prentiss Tuesday Nights in 1980This book was gritty and dark and complex and touching and yet for some reason I could not get involved with it I really don’t know why and usually with books that I am not drawn into there is a solid reason I think in the case of

  7. says:

    An impressive debut novel Molly Prentiss brings you right into the Soho art scene circa 1980 Written in a uniue prose the story mainly focuses on three interesting main characters and their intersecting lives James an oddball art critic with synesthesia Raul a talented artist from Argentina and Lucy a young small town girl trying to find he

  8. says:

    This is one of the most emotionally satisfying books I've read in a long time The character development is deep — almost to the point of being excessive but this is the kind of book I love most I want to know every little thing The characters in this book are fully drawn; they feel like real people with real fears and real failur

  9. says:

    Please read the book description given here Tuesday Nights in 1980 I have only heard praise for this book; I was expecting a lot Tell me who isn't going to be drawn to a book revolving around New York's SoHo art world of the 70s 80 synesthesia and an exiled painter running from his past and Argentina's Dirty War? If you g

  10. says:

    She woke up the next morning to see the still wet picture of herself knowing forever had started if forever were what forever felt like which was a year in New York City when you were in love Do you dream of New York? For

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