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Madonna. Andy Warhol. Keith Haring. Fab 5 Freddie. Debbie Harry. Julian Schnabel. Jean-Michel Basquiat's transition from the subways to the chic gallery spaces of Manhattan brought the artist into the company of many of New York's established and aspiring stars. Unable to deal with the demands that his new fame brought, in 1987, at the age of 27, Basquiat, the most successful black visual artist in history, died from a heroin overdose.

Widow Basquiat is an exploration of the artist as seen through the eyes of his muse, Suzanne. It is a love story like no other. This audio edition is read by Noma Dumezweni, who starred as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

©2010 Jennifer Clement (P)2017 Canongate Books Ltd

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speak to me

I loved this story. The raw sharing of people's experiences. Of these two. Familiar and also untravelled territories within intertwine with my life, while also completely apart from it. I wish there'd been another second's pause after the end of each chapter and the beginning of the next. There wasn't time to let the words sink in.

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LOVED THIS BOOK❌💯‼️

Big Up both to the author & the narrator - Wow - I LOVED it so and I will tell all I know about this historic gem❤️

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  • Yvie
  • 21-12-2019

Simply fabulous

I had this book in my wish list for a few months before I decided to purchase. I should have bought it sooner! The story is told so beautifully, it’s the most engrossed I have been in an audio book yet!

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  • Per Forsstrom
  • 14-09-2020

So beautiful

So beautiful so sad so rich it made me cry. And the reading by Noma Dumezweni is absolutely congenial. I don’t know how not to love this book.

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  • Priscilla
  • 10-04-2020

wonderful read

one of the most beautifully book I've ever read. a story of real love.

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  • C V Grieve
  • 10-05-2019

beautifully sad

beautifully sad what an amazingly talented spirit brought to thia world for a short time only.

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  • BenGee333
  • 08-07-2018

a most interesting, moving and beautiful book...

i have #justRead (== 'met' == 'spent time with') a most ([unexpectedly] #interesting #moving 🤔🤔🤔 and) #beautiful #book #📚📚📚 #widowBasquiat #aMemoir written by #jenniferClement about #suzanneMallouk's 'life'time spent with #jeanMichelBasquiat #basquiat @basquiatArt #sublime(ly [sometimes heartbreakingly 💔💔💔) #readBy @missDumezweni #nomaDumezweni 🙌🙌🙌 published by my favourite publishing house @canongateBooks #canongateBooks who's mail on occasion i collect 📮📮📮 😋😋😋 so if You're wondering 🤔🤔🤔 YES I DO consider myself 'a part' of the #creativeMachine ❗️❗️ AND PROUD OF IT 😳😳😳 😂😂😂 🙃🙃🙃 #print (read) | @audible_com @audible_uk #audible #audioBook (listen) | #kindle ([highlight &] notate) ~ simultaneous listen and read 🤓🤓🤓 | (for) deep(er) learning | total emersion 🤣🤣🤣 🙃🙃🙃🙃 i am dumbfounded and awed by those (rare few) who poses such creative powers those in the book, those who wrote the book and those who published the book 🙌🙌🙌 thank You for Your (collective) #contributionToTheCollectiveConsciousness 🙌🙌🙌 🙌🙌🙌 🙌🙌🙌 #samo #samoBasquiat #art #artist #👨🏾‍🎨👨🏾‍🎨👨🏾‍🎨 #🎨🎨🎨

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