Super Host

Product Number: EB00768406
Released: Jun 09, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780593187715
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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A deeply funny and shrewdly observed debut novel about being lost in the very place you know by heart. Bennett Driscoll is a Turner Prize-nominated artist who was once a rising star. Now, at age 55, his wife has left him, he hasn't sold a painting in two years, and hasn't been reviewed in five. His gallery wants to stop selling his work, claiming they'll have more value retrospectively...when he's dead. So, left with a large West London home and no income, he's forced to move into his artist's studio in the back garden and rent out his house on the popular vacation rental site, AirBed. A stranger now in his own home, money is finally coming in again and Bennett is getting some of the best reviews of his career, albeit on AirBed. But with his daughter Mia off at art school and any new relationships fizzling out at best, he struggles to find purpose in his day-to-day. That all changes when three different guests—lonely American Alicia; tortured artist Emma; and cautiously optimistic divorcee Kirstie—unwittingly unlock the pieces of himself that have been lost to him for too long. Warm, witty, and utterly humane, Super Host offers a captivating portrait middle age, relationships, and what it truly means to take a new chance at life.

Author(s): Kate Russo
Original Publish Date: Jun 09, 2020

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Author(s): Kate Russo
Product Number Z100155487
Released: Jun 09, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780593211700

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