Saint Sebastian's Abyss (MP3 CD)

Saint Sebastian's Abyss By Mark Haber, Richard Ferrone (Read by) Cover Image
By Mark Haber, Richard Ferrone (Read by)
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May 2022 Indie Next List

“Quietly hilarious, this slim novel encapsulates the absurdity of academia and honors the impact art has on our lives. From compulsive phrases to the judicious reveal of what imploded a friendship, Haber has crafted a marvelous book.”
— Madeline Hausmann, BookPeople, Austin, TX


Former best friends who built their careers writing about a single work of art meet after a decades-long falling-out. One of them, called to the other's deathbed for unknown reasons by a relatively short nine-page email, spends his flight to Berlin reflecting on Dutch Renaissance painter Count Hugo Beckenbauer and his masterpiece, Saint Sebastian's Abyss, the work that established both men as important art critics and also destroyed their relationship. A darkly comic meditation on art, obsession, and the enigmatic power of friendship, Saint Sebastian's Abyss stalks the museum halls of Europe, feverishly seeking salvation, annihilation, and the meaning of belief.

Product Details
ISBN: 9798212157988
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc.
Publication Date: May 10th, 2022
Language: English