Self Portrait with Boy

Rachel Lyon, 2018

A compulsively readable and electrifying debut about an ambitious young female artist who accidentally photographs a boy falling to his death--an image that could jumpstart her career, but would also devastate her most intimate friendship. One day, in the background of a self-portrait, Lu accidentally captures on film a boy falling past her window to his death. The photograph turns out to be , the best work of art she's ever made. It's an image that could change her life...if she lets it.  Set in early 90s Brooklyn on the brink of gentrification, Self-Portrait with Boy is a provocative commentary about the emotional dues that must be paid on the road to success, and a brilliant debut from novelist Rachel Lyon.

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