Paris 1972. Eileen Gray, Irish designer and architect now in her 90s, is the reluctant darling of the international media, second time around. After years of living in reclusive oblivion the record breaking price paid for her Destiny screen in the Doucet sale has her back in the news.
Bruce Chatwin, young, rising star of Fleet Street, spends two hours closeted with her in her apartment. Why wasn’t the interview published? What happened between Eileen Gray and Bruce Chatwin that afternoon? In this brilliant new novel, Patricia O’Reilly explores that event and imagines what happened between the two.
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The Interview, ‘…brilliantly second-guesses the meeting…’
brilliantly evocative…a daring act of literary ventriloquism