Loving Frank: the scandalous love affair between Frank Lloyd Wright and Mameh Cheney (Paperback)Nancy Horan (author)
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In the internationally bestselling vein of The Paris Wife and Z: a novel of Zelda Fitzgerald this biographical novel is set in the early 1900s when polite Chicago society was rocked by terrible scandal when renowned architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, ran off with Mamah Cheney, a client's wife.
Abandoning their families and reputations, the lovers fled to Europe and exile. Mamah's actions branded her an unnatural mother and society relished her persecution.
For the rest of her life Mamah paid an extraordinary price for moving outside society's rules, in a time that was unforgiving of a woman's quest for fulfilment and personal happiness. Headstrong and honest, her love for Frank was unstoppable. This portrait of her life as his muse and soulmate is a moving, passionate and timeless love story with a shocking conclusion.
Publisher: John Murray Press
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 346 g
Dimensions: 199 x 130 x 29 mm
This graceful, assured first novel . . . is engrossing, provocative reading. * Scott Turow *
A riveting historical novel. * Seattle Post-Intelligencer *
Horan does an impressive job of rescuing Mamah from the footnotes of history . . . This compelling read sheds light on an ill-fated relationship from the foundations up * Independent *
Outstanding... Nancy Horan has found an untold tale of a famous couple that rocked society at the start of the last century, and she tells it with gut wrenching raw emotion that could not fail to stir even the hardest heart. * Daily Mail *
Enthralling * New York Times *
A novel of impressive scope and ambition * Washington Post *