Andrew Winer: The Marriage Artist

(Fiction, 384 pp. 2010)

Winer’s audacious novel alternates between two plot lines: a present-day New York art critic is determined to discover why his wife and her artist lover jumped from a window; a creator of staggeringly beautiful ketubot (marriage contracts) achieves fame in prewar Vienna, leading to his downfall.  The two stories converge in a psycho-political-sexual puzzle exploring the mystical, memorializing powers of art and the endless hunger of love.  

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  • ReviewKirkus
  • Review by Jonathan Kirsch, Jewish Journal, November 11, 2010
  • Review by John Wilwol, The, November 8, 2010
  • Review by Joyce Sáenz Harris, Dallas Morning News, November 14, 2011
  • Review by Jan Stuart, Boston Globe, November 17, 2010
  • Review by ML Johnson, Gainesville Sun, October 31, 2010
  • Review by Wendy Smith, Washington Post, December 3, 2010
  • Profile by Ashley Breeding, Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot, November 4, 2010
  • InterviewCoast Magazine, October 27, 2010
  • “Hart Island, New York” from Wikipedia
  • “Ketubah” from Wikipedia
  • Video: Connie Martinson interviews Winer (14 min.)