The Caretaker

Doon Arbus (Author)

Product Details

$19.95  $18.35
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publish Date
September 15, 2020
5.4 X 8.1 X 0.8 inches | 0.65 pounds
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About the Author

Doon Arbus is a journalist and author. She has written and contributed to several books about her mother, the late photographer Diane Arbus. She is the author of a novel, The Caretaker, and as a freelance journalist, she contributed to the New York Daily Herald, The Nation, and Rolling Stone, among others. She wrote the play Third Floor, Second Door on the Right, which was produced by the 2003 New York International Fringe Festival.


Doon Arbus's beautiful, moving, original novel does just what we want a novel to do: It creates a fictional world that reflects, illuminates and reveals the 'real' world we live in. This wryly funny, subversively philosophical book is brief--yet deep enough to contain humans and objects, love and death, memory and amnesia, oblivion and survival. It generates its own musical score: a phrase of Satie, a few notes of the Well-Tempered Clavier, and then the Beethoven sonata.--Francine Prose
Doon Arbus' debut novel is a kind of mystery--about who we become, what the absent leave us with, and why. Dense, visual, and true, this short book speaks volumes about the theatre of the mind, and how the ensuing comedic drama we call life unfolds inside and outside our control. A marvelous new voice.--Hilton Als