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About the Book

The Women

Having brought to life the eccentric cereal king John Harvey Kellogg in The Road to Wellville and sex researcher Alfred C. Kinsey in The Inner Circle, T.C. Boyle now trains his fictional sights on an even more colorful and outlandish character: Frank Lloyd Wright. Boyle’s account of Wright’s life, as told through the tempestuous experiences of the four women who loved him, blazes with the author’s trademark wit and invention.  Wright’s life was one long, howling struggle against the bonds of convention, whether aesthetic, social, moral or romantic. He never did what was expected, and despite the overblown scandals surrounding his amours and very public divorces and the financial disarray that dogged him through his career, he never let anything get in the way of his larger-than-life appetites and visions. Wright’s triumphs and defeats were always tied to the women he loved: Olgivanna Milanoff, an exotic, imperious Montenegrin beauty who was a student of the Russian mystic Gurdjieff and was known by Wright’s apprentices as “the Dragon Lady”.

The Women
by T. C. Boyle

  • Publication Date: February 10, 2009
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Hardcover: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Viking Adult
  • ISBN-10: 0670020419
  • ISBN-13: 9780670020416