How to Paint a Dead Man
By (author) Sarah Hall
How to Paint a Dead Man by Sarah Hall
Book DescriptionThis is a Booker-longlisted novel of art, absence, loss and passion, from Britain's most exciting contemporary writer. In 1960s Italy, a dying artist - a recluse, and an enigma to strangers and loved ones alike - begins his last painting. In Cumbria thirty years later, a landscape artist - and admirer of the Italian painter - finds himself trapped in the extreme terrain that has made him famous. And in present-day London, his daughter, an art curator struggling with sudden grief while planning an exhibition about the lives of the twentieth-century European masters, is drawn into a world of darkness and sexual abandon.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571224906
Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Format: Paperback (198mm x 126mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber Fiction
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 4-Mar-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Sarah Hall
Sarah Hall was born in Cumbria in 1974 and now lives and works there. Her first novel, Haweswater, was published by Faber in 2002. Her second, The Electric Michelangelo, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2004. In 2007 Sarah won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize
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