Book of Color by Julia Blackburn
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Book of Color
By Julia Blackburn

The Book of Color

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Book of Color by Julia Blackburn

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In the late 19th century, an English missionary arrives on a remote island in the Indian Ocean, intent on wiping our fornication among the natives. Instead he incurs a curse that strikes first his dark-skinned wife, then his son and grandson. But is the curse supernatural--or a white man's guilty fascination with an alien new world? "A hypnotic, cryptic, haunting exploration of the power of memory".--Boston Globe.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780679758372
ISBN-10: 0679758372
Format: Paperback / softback
(204mm x 133mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Julia Blackburn

Threads by Julia Blackburn Threads, Paperback (March 2017)

John Craske, a Norfok fisherman, was born in 1881 and in 1917, when he had just turned thirty-six, he fell seriously ill. In 1923 he started making paintings of the sea, boats and the coastline seen from the sea, and later, when he was too ill to stand and paint, he turned to embroidery, which he could do lying in bed. This book tells his story.

Hubert by Julia Blackburn Hubert, Hardback (March 2016)

Hubert is a solitary man who shapes his life by going to museums. He talks to few people and only about museums and art. When his neighbour downstairs, a lonely woman, tries to seduce him, he doesn't understand. He takes photos of the pictures he likes - usually of beautiful women - and paints copies of the paintings at home.

Thin Paths by Julia Blackburn Thin Paths, Paperback (July 2012)

The author and her husband moved to a little house in the mountains of northern Italy in 1999. She arrived as a stranger but a series of events brought her close to the old people of the village and they began to tell her their stories.

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Author Biography - Julia Blackburn

Julia Blackburn is the author of three books of nonfiction, Charles Waterton, The Emperor's Last Island," "and Daisy Bates in the Desert," "and of two novels, The Book of Color""and The Leper's Companions," "both of which were shortlisted for the Orange Prize. She lives in England.

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