The Exhibitionist – Charlotte Mendelson


Am y tro cyntaf mewn blynyddoedd, mae Ray Hanrahan, artist enwog, yn paratoi arddangosfa o waith newydd. I ddathlu hyn, mae ei holl deulu yn ymgasglu: ei blant, Leah, Patrick a Jess, a’i wraig, Lucia. Mae gan Lucia cyfrinach ac wrth i agoriad yr arddangosfa agosâi, mae rhaid iddi wneud penderfyniad…

Enwebwyd y llyfr yma am Wobr Fenywod am Ffuglen 2022.

Meet the Hanrahan family, gathering for a weekend as patriarch Ray Hanrahan, a famous artist, prepares for a new exhibition, the first in many decades. His three children will be there: beautiful Leah, always her father’s biggest champion; sensitive Patrick, who has finally decided to strike out on his own; and insecure Jess, the youngest, who has her own momentous decision to make. Lucia, Ray’s steadfast and selfless wife, is an artist, too, but has always had to put her roles as wife and mother first. But Lucia is hiding secrets of her own, and as the weekend unfolds and the exhibition approaches, she must finally make a choice. An exploration of art, sacrifice, toxic family politics, queer desire and personal freedom.

Nominated for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2022.

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