The Faber Shop is temporarily closed. Sign up to Faber Members to be first to know when we're reopening.

How to Paint a Dead Man

How to Paint a Dead Man

Last 2 in stock
ISBN
9780571315635
Published
N/A
9780571315635
Format
N/A
Price
£8.99
Paperback

About the Book

A Booker-longlisted novel of art, absence, loss and passion, from Britain's most exciting contemporary writer.

Moving between Italy and England, the lives of four people intertwine across half a century: a dying painter considers the sacrifices and losses that have made him an enigma; a blind girl tries to make sense of a world she can no longer see; a landscape artist finds himself trapped in dangerous terrain, and a young woman embarks on a dangerous affair of darkness and sexual abandon.

A Booker-longlisted novel of art, absence, loss and passion, from Britain's most exciting contemporary writer. Moving between Italy and England, the lives of four people intertwine across half a century: a dying painter considers the sacrifices and losses that have made him an enigma; a blind girl tries to make sense of a world she can no longer see; a landscape artist finds himself trapped in dangerous terrain, and a young woman embarks on a dangerous affair of darkness and sexual abandon.
  • Sarah Hall

    Sarah Hall was born in Cumbria in 1974. Twice nominated for the Man Booker Prize, she is the award-winning author of five novels and three short-story collections – The Beautiful Indifference, which won the Edge Hill and Portico prizes, Madame Zero, shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize and winner of the East Anglian Book Award, and Sudden Traveller (2019). She is currently the only author to be three times shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award, which she won in 2013 with ‘Mrs Fox’.  

“Tour de force in many ways...breathtakingly clever. Then there's the characterisation which is both bright and deep: each of the characters is distinct, believable, complex, flawed and human... but the best reason for loving this novel is the poetic quality of the prose... [it] was longlisted for the 2009 Man Booker prize. Why on earth wasn't it shortlisted?”
- Independent on Sunday
“Beautifully realised... the split narratives and time jumps demand concetration, but it's worth it. Meditations on art glue everything together, and Hall's prose is raw, surprising and often quite magnificent.”
- Sunday Telegraph