Myla Goldberg: "Feast Your Eyes" w/ Joshua Ferris

After discovering photography as a teenager through her high school's photo club, Lillian rejects her parents' expectations of college and marriage and moves to New York City in 1955. When a small gallery exhibits partially nude photographs of Lillian and her daughter Samantha, Lillian is arrested, thrust into the national spotlight, and targeted with an obscenity charge. Mother and daughter's sudden notoriety changes the course of both of their lives and especially Lillian's career as she continues her quest for artistic legitimacy and recognition.

The story is inspired by well-known photographers Sally Mann and Diane Arbus. There are also aspects of Patti Smith's story here, in the making of a young woman artist in New York City. The perfect read for those who loved Rachel Kushner's "The Flamethrowers" or Alice McDermott's "The Ninth Hour."

Myla Goldberg is a bestselling novelist, winner of the Borders New Voices Prize, a finalist for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, the NYPL Young Lions Award, the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, and recipient of a Sustainable Arts Foundation grant. She writes and teaches in Brooklyn, where she lives with her husband Jason Little and their two daughters.

Joshua Ferris is the bestselling author of three novels, "Then We Came to the End," "The Unnamed" and "To Rise Again at a Decent Hour." He was a finalist for the National Book Award, winner of the Barnes and Noble Discover Award and the PEN/Hemingway Award, and was named one of The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40” writers in 2010. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Tin House and "Best American Short Stories." He lives in New York.

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