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    • The Lonely City

    • Adventures in the Art of Being Alone
    • By: Olivia Laing
    • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
    • Length: 9 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An expertly crafted work of reportage, memoir, and biography on the subject of loneliness told through the lives of six iconic artists, by the acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo Spring. You can be lonely anywhere, but there is a particular flavor to the loneliness that comes from living in a city, surrounded by thousands of strangers. The Lonely City is a roving cultural history of urban loneliness, centered on the ultimate city: Manhattan, that teeming island of gneiss, concrete, and glass.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully Written, Engaging, Informative

    • By Christina on 03-10-17

    Regular price: $24.47

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    • Love in the Apocalypse
    • By: Olivia Laing
    • Narrated by: Olivia Laing
    • Length: 3 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    From a Tuscan hotel for the super-rich to a Brexit-paralysed UK, Kathy spends the first summer of her 40s trying to adjust to making a lifelong commitment just as Trump is tweeting the world into nuclear war. But it’s not only Kathy who’s changing. Political, social and natural landscapes are all in peril. Fascism is on the rise, truth is dead, the planet is hotting up. Is it really worth learning to love when the end of the world is nigh? And how do you make art, let alone a life, when one rogue tweet could end it all?

    Regular price: $13.08

    • The Lonely City

    • Adventures in the Art of Being Alone
    • By: Olivia Laing
    • Narrated by: Zara Ramm
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    What does it mean to be lonely? How do we live, if we're not intimately engaged with another human being? How do we connect with other people? When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her mid-30s, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Fascinated by the experience, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art. Humane, provocative and deeply moving, The Lonely City is about the spaces between people and the things that draw them together, about sexuality, mortality and the magical possibilities of art.

    Regular price: $15.98