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Description - Night Blue by Angela O'Keeffe

Potent, haunting and lyrical, Night Blue is a debut novel like no other, a narrative largely told in the voice of the painting Blue Poles. It is a truly original and absorbing approach to revisiting Jackson Pollock and his wife Lee Krasner as artists and people, as well as a realigning our ideas around the cultural legacy of Whitlam's purchase of Blue Poles in 1973.

It is also the story of Alyssa, and a contemporary relationship, in which Angela O'Keeffe immerses us in the essential power of art to change our personal lives and, by turns, a nation.

Moving between New York and Australia with fluid ease, Night Blue is intimate and tender, yet surprisingly dramatic. It is a glorious exploration of how art must never be undervalued.

'Intimate, sublime, this work shines.' - Favel Parrett, author of Past the Shallows and There Was Still Love

'Intelligent and poignant, Night Blue traverses the boundaries between language and art in a delicious tour de force. I found it impossible to put down.' - Mette Jakobsen, author of What the Light Hides and The Vanishing Act

'Miraculous ... O'Keeffe gets under the skin of a painting we all thought we knew, giving it agency and voice, releasing a spirit that is by turns dreamlike, tender and ruthlessly true.' - Michael Fitzgerald, author of The Pacific Room and Pieta

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781925760675
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Transit Lounge Publishing
Publisher: Transit Lounge Publishing
Publish Date: 1-May-2021
Country of Publication: Australia

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