How to Paint a Dead Man
By (author) Sarah Hall
How to Paint a Dead Man book by Sarah Hall
It's Italy in the early 1960s: a dying painter considers the sacrifices and losses that have made him an enigma, both to strangers and those closest to him. He begins his last life painting, using the same objects he has painted obsessively for his entire career - a small group of bottles. In Cumbria 30 years later, a landscape artist - and admirer of the Italian recluse - finds himself trapped in the extreme terrain that has made him famous. And in present-day London, his daughter, an art curator struggling with the sudden loss of her twin brother while trying to curate an exhibition about the lives of the twentieth-century European masters, is drawn into a world of darkness and sexual abandon. Covering half a century, this is a luminous and searching novel, and Hall's most accomplished work to date.
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Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Format: Paperback (198mm x 126mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 4-Mar-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Daughters of the North, Paperback / softback (April 2008)
In this dark fable set in the near future, life in Britain in unrecognizable. Much of the country is now underwater, and assets have been seized by the sinister Authority that runs the government. Hall's innovative work is a testament to the triumph of the individual in dire circumstances.
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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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