Curator Reviews

Jon Robin Baitz

Fitzgerald’s last novel and in my opinion his most heartbroken, hardest-earned, most costly book. The story of a young psychiatrist, Dick Diver who marries a patient, Nicole, a wealthy traumatized beauty, and moves her to the quiet, almost empty off-season South of France before it was vulgarized into just another gorgeous place destroyed by market-forces. He takes care of her at increasing expense to his own well-being, losing his sense of self, his own wits and agency along the way, until all light is occluded by his wife’s madness.

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