A fable, a nightmare, a vision, a mystery - superbly rich imaginative fiction at its best
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...this deeply engaging book defies all labels. -- Guardian, September 2003Book Description:
New York, 1893, and society portrait painter Piero Piambo feels his artistic ambition waning, even while he immortalizes the city's nouveaux riches in oil paints. But then he receives a bizarre and lucrative commission to paint the mysterious Mrs Charbuque. The catch is that he is not allowed to see her, and so Piambo sits before a screen as his sitter tells him of her life, dreams, and fears -- clues from which he must divine her visage. As he works, a series of murders plagues the city -- deaths that at first seem accidental. And, as Piambo's masterpiece takes shape, his relationship with Mrs Charbuque grows ever more tangled while her deranged husband becomes hell-bent on some inexplicable vengeance.
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Book Description William Morrow, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110066211263
Book Description William Morrow & Co, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st ed/1st printing, SIGNED by the author on the title page. This book issquare, solid, unread and without flaws. The boards are solid andunblemished, and the DJ is sharp and protected by a Brodart cover. You'llbe so thrilled when you receive this book you'll feel as though you'vewandered over the hills and far away, beyond the fields we know. Bookseller Inventory # 014716
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