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The House Beautiful

(2006)
A novel by

 
 
B.K. Troop - a middle-aged, witty, bipolar, alcoholic homosexual - lives alone in a cramped New York apartment. His life is turned upside down when his best friend, Sasha Buchwitz, dies and leaves him her Manhattan brownstone. To afford the property tax, B.K. turns his new home into a colony for young, struggling artists, to whom he can serve as mentor, if not muse. He christens the place the House Beautiful.

The House Beautiful tells the story of a fateful summer when a young man named Adrian Malloy arrives at B.K.'s door, lugging a suitcase and dragging a garbage bag crammed with what B.K. presumes to be odes and sonnets. Overjoyed to have found a new poet, B.K. sweeps Adrian into his home and under his wing.

At once hilarious, romantic, wise, and lunatic, The House Beautiful tells the story not only of B.K.'s emerging friendship with Adrian, but of all the artists' adventures that summer, as they struggle to make art and love.

    

Used availability for Allison Burnett's The House Beautiful

Hardback Editions

2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The House Beautiful
Author(s): Allison Burnett
ISBN: 0-7394-7825-7 / 978-0-7394-7825-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers
Availability: Amazon   


Paperback Editions

August 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The House Beautiful
Author(s): Perseus
ISBN: 0-7867-1759-9 / 978-0-7867-1759-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Carroll & Graf
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Kindle Editions

May 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The House Beautiful
Author(s): Allison Burnett
Publisher: Writers Tribe Books
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