Michael Cunningham, the award-winning author of The Hours, brings us another lovely novel, By Nightfall (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). This is a beautifully written story of a New York Couple, both involved with the arts, whose lives are upended by the arrival of the wife's wayward brother.
Questions of art, beauty, faithfulness, and love arise as the husband finds himself enraptured by the brother's presence. Cunningham's language is always stunning, and this new novel is a revelatory depiction of the blurry lines between love and sexuality.
– Chris Avena