The Women: A Novel
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: February 2009
Duration: 18 hours 36 minutes
The life of Frank Lloyd Wright, as told through the experiences of the four women who loved him, blazes with T. C. Boyld's trademark wit and invention.
Wright's life was one long, howling struggle against the bonds of convention, whether aesthetic, social, moral, or romantic. Despite the overblown scandals surrounding his amours and the financial disarray that dogged him, 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: the Montenegrin beauty Olgivanna Milanoff; the passionate Southern belle Maud Miriam Noel; the spirited Mamah Cheney, tragically killed; and his young first wife, Kitty Tobin. Through the voices of these very different women, T.C. Boyle creates a masterful ode to the creative life in all its complexity and grandeur.