“A thoughtful mixture of travelogue and art appreciation as Laing examines what it means to be ‘lonely’ by exploring her own experiences in relation to the art of Hopper, Warhol, Henry Darger and David Nojuarowicz amongst others. Intriguing and illuminating and very readable!” Bob
When Olivia Laing moved to New York City in her mid-thirties, she found herself inhabiting loneliness on a daily basis. Increasingly fascinated by this most shameful of experiences, she began to explore the lonely city by way of art. Moving fluidly between the works and lives of some of the city’s most compelling artists, Laing conducts an electric, dazzling investigation into what it means to be alone, illuminating not only the causes of loneliness but also how it might be resisted and redeemed.