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The Painting and the City [hc] Hardcover – December 1, 2009

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Starred review: ...complex, enthralling novel is concerned with relations between art and commerce, and nature and commerce; the importance of the past; the everyday oppression of capitalism; and how art may shape history." Ray Olson --Booklist

" and unusual, haunting tale from a distinctive new voice." --Lisa Tuttle i --Sunday Times of London

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 268 pages
  • Publisher: PS Publishing; First edition (December 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906301530
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906301538
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,666,178 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Robert Freeman Wexler gives us a beautifully rendered tale of artistic obsession. An artist discovers a painting and must learn all he can about the woman depicted in it. Eventually, his quest takes him across boundaries where the present, the past and the world of the painting blur. I was knocked out by the imaginative storytelling, and the richly evocative language used to tell it. This is not my usual fare, but I was engrossed from page one.
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