In her mid-thirties, British writer and critic Olivia Laing moved to New York City to live with her partner. When the relationship ended, Laing found herself alone amidst the bustle of New York: 'loneliness, I began to realize, was a populated place: a city in itself'.
Alexandra Mathew reviews 'Lonely City: Adventures in the art of being alone' by Olivia Laing
Lonely City: Adventures in the art of being alone
by Olivia Laing
Canongate $34.99 hb, 336 pp, 9781782111238
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Alexandra Mathew is a bookseller at Readings, and a classical singer. Her book, CD, and live music reviews have been published in Context Musicological Journal, Readings Monthly, and on the Limelight magazine website.
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