Cover image for The exhibition of Persephone Q : a novel
The exhibition of Persephone Q : a novel
Title:
The exhibition of Persephone Q : a novel
ISBN:
9780374150921
Physical Description:
212 pages ; 22 cm
Abstract:
"A surreal and satirical portrait of a pregnant woman adrift in a haunted, post-9/11 Manhattan"-- Provided by publisher.

Percy is pregnant. She hasn't told a soul. Probably she should tell her husband--certainly she means to--but one night she wakes up to find she no longer recognizes him. Now, instead of sleeping, Percy is spending her nights taking walks through her neighborhood, all the while fretting over her marriage, her impending motherhood, and the sinister ways the city is changing. Amid this alienation--from her husband, home, and rapidly changing body--a package arrives. In it: an exhibition catalog for a photography show. The photographs consist of a series of digitally manipulated images of a woman lying on a bed in a red room. It takes a moment for even Percy to notice that the woman is herself . . . but no one else sees the resemblance. Percy must now come to grips with the fundamental question of identity in the digital age: To what extent do we own our own image, and to what extent is that image shaped by the eyes of others?
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.
General Note:
Subtitle taken from dust jacket.

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