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Exhibit: A Novel

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Exhibit: A Novel

By  R. O. Kwon
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NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2024 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, THE MILLIONS, BUSTLE, BOOK RIOT, TODAY.COM, MS. MAGAZINE, THE RUMPUS, LITERARY HUB, AUTOSTRADDLE, LGBTQ READS, BIBLIO LIFESTYLE, AND GOOP! 

From bestselling author R. O. Kwon, an exhilarating, blazing-hot novel about a woman caught between her desires and her life.


At a lavish party in the hills outside of San Francisco, Jin Han meets Lidija Jung and nothing will ever be the same for either woman. A brilliant young photographer, Jin is at a crossroads in her work, in her marriage to her college love Philip, and in who she is and who she wants to be. Lidija is an alluring, injured world-class ballerina on hiatus from her ballet company under mysterious circumstances. Drawn to each other by their intense artistic drives, the two women talk all night.

Cracked open, Jin finds herself telling Lidija about an old familial curse, breaking a lifelong promise. She's been told that if she doesn’t keep the curse a secret, she risks losing everything; death and ruin could lie ahead. As Jin and Lidija become more entangled, they realize they share more than the ferocity of their ambition, and begin to explore hidden desires. Something is ignited in Jin: her art, her body, and her sense of self irrevocably changed. But can she avoid the specter of the curse? Vital, bold, powerful, and deeply moving, Exhibit asks: how brightly can you burn before you light your life on fire?

R. O. Kwon is the author of the nationally bestselling novel The Incendiaries, which was named a best book of the year by more than forty publications and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award. With Garth Greenwell, Kwon coedited the bestselling Kink, a New York Times Notable Book. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Yaddo, and MacDowell. Born in Seoul, Kwon has lived most of her life in the United States.

ISBN: 9780593190029

ISBN-10: 9780593190029

Publisher: Riverhead Books

Publication Date: 05/21/2024 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/21/2024 - 12:00am

Pages: 224

Language: English

Categories

Fiction / Friendship

Fiction / Asian American

Fiction / Literary