Hopper's Office at Night inspires serialized novella
Edward Hopper, Office at Night
The image, shown above, features a man working at a desk as a women files. Other details include a typewriter with bills nearby, an open window and door, and a light outside from perhaps a streetlamp or passing car that suggests a late night in the office. Critics have noted that Hopper's paintings are open to interpretation. Authors Hunt and Bernheimer are ready to give their take on the story presented here.
The novella will be released in serialized format on the Walker's website. Chapters will be released in installments throughout the month of April, and the full novella will be published by Coffee House Press as an e-book in June.
The first section, released today, introduces readers to Abraham Chelikowsky, a down-on-his-luck sometimes-painter who hopes to make it to 50, and Marge Quinn, a secretary whose motives have yet to be revealed.
To read the first installment, and to follow the story, visit www.walkerart.org/office-at-night-a-novella.
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