The Jewish novelist Tristan Wishnasky has become famous with claims that his readers have nothing to hope for but oblivion and the Void. But his high life among the glitterati, and his relations with lovers and friends, are thrown into disarray when he starts hallucinating messages telling him he’s ruining his future. With the help of a female rabbi, a Rumanian psychoanalyst, and four passionate, idiosyncratic women, Tristan travels far and wide in search of a meaningful existence as a Jewish man, a lover, and an artist. In his quest for self-knowledge, Tristan lurches from the art galleries of the famous to the homeless shelters of the abandoned; from the arms of college dean Vanessa to the bed of struggling actress Barbara; from a career that ignores every claim beyond ego to the company of people trying to rescue the imperiled Earth. As he learns to destroy every false image that’s ever laid claim to him, he begins to think possible a life that deeply, truly matters.
- From the Publisher
September 1, 2021
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