Living in an overcrowded city makes you cling fiercely to private spaces — solitude becomes a sanctuary. Celia, the young widow at the heart of Amy Grace Loyd’s mesmerizing debut, The Affairs of Others, has gone to great lengths to remove herself from the busyness and bustle of Brooklyn — especially when it comes to her neighbors, all tenants of the brownstone she bought in the wake of her husband’s death. But messy, chaotic life has a way of pushing through literal and figurative walls, and Celia is soon sucked into the building’s many dramas — affairs, arguments, grief, violence — all beautifully, even feverishly described. As she discovers, the magnetic pull of other people’s everyday experiences proves impossible to resist. A-
NOSY NEIGHBORS Protagonist Celia takes an interest in her tenants' lives in The Affairs of Others
Genre: Fiction; Author: Amy Grace Loyd; Publisher: Picador USA
Posted August 23 2013 — 12:00 AM EDT
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