-- LARRY MCMURTRY
H U B E R T ' S F R E A K S(click here for video presentaion)
This is the story of Bob Langmuir, a brilliant but troubled rare-book dealer whose headlong pursuit of an archive from a 1960s Times Square freak show leads to the discovery of a trove of hitherto unknown photographs by the great American genius Diane Arbus. The find is so exciting that Bob commences an affair with Arbus, even though she's been dead for 35 years. When he is released from the intensive treatment area of the Behavioral Health Evaluation unit, Bob determines to redeem himself and the Arbus archive by finding a home for it in New York's high-end art world.
"Uncommonly moving, and utterly engrossing."
--Luc Sante, author of Low Life
"A real cliffhanger."
--LA Times Book Review
Mariner Books ° April 15, 2009 ° $14.95 ° ISBN: 978-0-15-603308-4 ° 282 pages