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Breckenridge Public Library MCA (Text) 33500013284807 New Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525658290
  • ISBN: 0525658297
  • Physical Description: 251 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First American Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"A novel about a painter at the height of her career, about the art world, love, fidelity, fame, betrayal, and the large choices and prices paid in the quest for art for art's sake"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 August #1
    London-born painter Eve Laing, 60, stands at the pinnacle of her career. A caustic, competitive, and selfish photorealist, she has completed her masterpiece, a seven-panel series of towering canvases rendering the world's deadliest plants. A retrospective of her work will open soon. Instilling this literary thriller with intimations of menace and death, McAfee (Hame, 2018 ) follows Eve on a rainy winter evening as her life falls apart. From the posh street outside her former home she watches her starchitect husband, Kristof, with his new girlfriend. As she walks home to her gritty studio, Eve recalls her life as muse to a much older portraitist whose famous painting of her she resents; competitor with an art school roommate who has inexplicably superseded her own fame; an unseen fixture in Kristoff's shadow; mother to a talentless daughter; and as half of a May-December affair with her lover, Luka. McAfee provides an immersive depiction of the painting process and an intimate, thought-provoking portrait of the cost of staying true to an artistic vision, especially for a woman. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

ANNALENA McAFEE was born in London and was educated at Essex University. She is the author of Hame and The Spoiler. McAfee worked in newspapers for more than three decades. She was arts and literary editor of the Financial Times and founded the Guardian Review, which she edited for six years. She lives in Gloucestershire with her husband, the writer Ian McEwan.

Subject: Women painters > Fiction.
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) > Fiction.
Self-destructive behavior > Fiction.
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Self-destructive behavior.
Women painters.
Genre: Fiction.

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