How to Paint a Dead Man
By (author) Sarah J. E. Hall
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How to Paint a Dead Man by Sarah J. E. 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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Revenge of the Lawn, Paperback (September 2014)
Contains 62 stories that set mainly in Tacoma, Washington (where the author grew up) and in the flower-powered San Francisco of the late fifties and early sixties.
Beautiful Indifference, Paperback (July 2012)
Includes such characters as: a frustrated housewife who is seeking extreme experience or a young woman contemplating the death of her lover, dark devices and desires rise to the surface.
Carhullan Army, Paperback (April 2008)
A title that pits political oppression against the will to survive, in a nightmarishly believable vision of Britain in the near future.
Electric Michelangelo, Paperback (March 2005)» View all books by Sarah J. E. Hall
On the windswept front of Morecambe Bay, Cy Parks spends his childhood years first in a guest house for consumptives run by his mother and then as apprentice to alcoholic tattoo-artist Eliot Riley.
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Author Biography - Sarah J. E. 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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