Beauty by Brian D’Amato audiobook

Beauty

By Brian D'Amato
Read by Will Collyer

By Brian D'Amato
Read by Will Collyer

Hachette Book Group

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781619699403

  • ISBN: 9781619699427

Runtime: 12.14 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

"People will do absolutely anything for youth…If they can risk horrible infections with face-lifts, and worse things from liposuction, then they can accept the risk of a little plastic."

A former pre-med student at Yale, Jamie Angelo is part artist and part alchemist. His plastic surgery techniques are light-years beyond modern medicine. He can transform a haggard face into a masterpiece of ageless beauty. He is not God—but he is close. To ambitious models like Jaishree Manglani, Jamie is the ultimate fantasy: a master illusionist who can turn her dream of eternal youth into reality. That is, until the truth about Jami's "art" and "science" is revealed, and a nightmare ensues. Because if there's no such thing as perfect beauty, Manhattan's king of beauty might just be the gatekeeper of something other than human.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“From its daringly abstract opening page, Beauty establishes a strikingly original mood and voice that never falters through the final sentence…Chapter by chapter there is a growing sense of dread that is absolutely irresistible…At the same time, Beauty is often darkly hilarious, as darkly comic as any book I’ve ever read. The best first novel I’ve read in a decade.” Dean Koontz
Beauty is a fascinating and memorable parable of artistic creation. Definitely recommended.” Library Journal
“I’ve never read anything like Beauty before…It’s almost breathtakingly self-assured, and this confidence, which is a matter of an absolutely candid, knowing voice, takes us almost immediately into the novel’s world…When a writer’s voice is as compelling as Brian D’Amato’s, you have to follow him no matter where he’s going…It’s also satisfying, I mean really satisfying, to read a novel so bristling and humming with intelligence.” Peter Straub
“Wonderfully fresh…superb…Anyone who had a visceral reaction to Psycho may experience a similar feeling on reading this.” Chicago Sun-Times
“Pygmalion, Dorian Gray, and Frankenstein find a snappy new milieu in this ambitious first novel, which explores art, celebrity and the cult of physical beauty in present-day New York’s downtown scene…D’Amato writes with aplomb, developing a first-person narrative—in Jamie’s increasingly neurotic voice—that maintains credibility throughout…This literate, postmodern grab bag of weird insights and compelling themes marks an auspicious debut.” Publishers Weekly
“Ambitious and crackling with raw intellectual energy.” Kirkus Reviews
“A trenchant tale of obsession, decadence, and delusion by a New York painter and art journalist who really knows his stuff…D’Amato entrances us with technical detail, the rituals of glamour, and psychological tension…Shrewdly bewitching, gratifyingly ironic and inevitable, this will engage all kinds of readers.” Booklist

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Brian D’Amato

Author Bio: Brian D’Amato

Brian D’Amato, in addition to being a novelist, is an artist whose sculptures and installations have been shown in galleries and museums all over the world, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Wexner Center for the Arts, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art. In 1992, he co-organized a show at the Jack Tilton Gallery in New York that was the first gallery show to explore the then-new medium of “virtual reality,” the same year that his debut novel Beauty was published.

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 12.14
Audience: Adult
Language: English