“What I Loved”. A love story with the grip and suspense of a thriller, with a peculiar mixture of stoicism and wonder.

This is the story of two men who first become friends in 1970s New York. Of the women in their lives, of their sons, born the same year. And of how relations between the two families become strained, first by tragedy, then by a monstrous duplicity which comes slowly and corrosively to the surface.

A story of intense and troubled friendship between two men, one an artist, the other a cristic, and of their women and children. Of art and hysteria, of love and seduction.

Longlisted for the 2003 Orange Prize and an international bestseller. Siri Hustvedt’s extraordinary third novel proved her peerless ability to stir both the heart and the mind.