How to Paint a Dead Man by Sarah Hall
Look inside with Google Book Preview
How to Paint a Dead Man
By Sarah Hall

How to Paint a Dead Man

By (author) See other recent books by Sarah Hall
Format: Paperback

Checking availability...

How to Paint a Dead Man by Sarah Hall

Book Description

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.

Buy How to Paint a Dead Man book by Sarah Hall from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780571224906
ISBN-10: 0571224903
Classification: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Format: Paperback (198mm x 126mm x 19mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Faber & Faber Fiction
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 4-Mar-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...

Customers who bought this also bought...

You might also like...

Making Marion by Beth Moran Making Marion by Beth Moran

Will Marion Miller find her heart's desire - and perhaps even love - in Robin Hood country?

Liberty by Jakob Ejersbo Liberty by Jakob Ejersbo

Two young men from very different backgrounds: Christian is son to Danish ex-pats; Marcus works as a servant for European families, hoping that one will eventually take him back with them. Their friendship defines a divided continent.

Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

Offers a love story as well as the tale of a country awakening from long years of colonial rule. This title is about Lata, and of her mother's exacting attempts to find her the perfect husband. It also recounts India's troubles shaping its own destiny as the country marches towards its first great General Election.

Jet by Jay Crownover Jet by Jay Crownover

The second book in the Marked Men series from Jay Crownover - it's what's on the inside that counts...

» View more books like these...

Books By Author Sarah Hall

Daughters of the North by Sarah Hall 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.

Celebrating Marriage by Sarah Hall Celebrating Marriage, Hardback (March 2003)

A treasury of thoughts on love and marriage

How to Paint a Dead Man by Sarah Hall How to Paint a Dead Man, Paperback / softback

"A hardcover edition ... was published in 2009 by Faber and Faber, United Kingdom. It is reprinted here by arrangement with Faber and Faber, Ltd, United Kingdom"--T.p. verso.

» View all books by Sarah Hall


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about How to Paint a Dead Man book by Sarah Hall and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

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

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Sarah Hall close
BBC National Short Story Award by Sarah Hall
Daughters of the North by Sarah Hall
Celebrating Marriage by Sarah Hall
How to Paint a Dead Man by Sarah Hall
Haweswater by Sarah Hall
Electric Michelangelo by Sarah Hall
Beautiful Indifference by Sarah Hall
» close