The Affairs Of Others (2013) Living in an overcrowded city makes you cling fiercely to private spaces — solitude becomes a sanctuary. Celia, the young widow at the heart of… 2013-08-27 Fiction Picador USA
Book Review

The Affairs Of Others (2013)

NOSY NEIGHBORS Protagonist Celia takes an interest in her tenants' lives in The Affairs of Others
NOSY NEIGHBORS Protagonist Celia takes an interest in her tenants' lives in The Affairs of Others
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Aug 27, 2013; Writer: Amy Grace Loyd; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Picador USA

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-

Originally posted Aug 21, 2013 Published in issue #1274 Aug 30, 2013 Order article reprints