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Robert J. Hughes is a reporter with The Wall Street Journal, where he writes on culture and the arts. He has also reported on the auction market for the paper. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and raised in New York City. He is one of 11 children, with seven sisters and three brothers. He lives in Manhattan, and is currently at work on his next novel, "Seven Sisters." "I fell in love with Late & Soon. The novel’s details and emotional truths are beautiful and heartfelt. I can’t wait to recommend him to my readership.-Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author "Robert J. Hughes’s first novel…has Jamesian overtones. The Sotheby’s dealer who accepts the widow’s confidences is one of a group of cultivated New Yorkers who perform a kind of roundelay of desire, misalliance and reformation. Fine art serves as the center of the story’s commercial activity and as its mise-en-scene — one of the paintings under bidding pressure, for instance, is Tissot’s ‘The Widow.’ The central actors in the drama possess, in Jamesian fashion, elevated taste, nuanced feeling and, for all that, inconvenient emotion of the sort that breaks through smooth social surfaces." -The Wall Street Journal
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