An interesting structure and well-written novel about four individuals, told in different voices. The painter is loosely based on Morandi.
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Four interconnected stories make up this book that was shortlisted for last year's Man Booker prize. Hall's writing from four perspectives is pitch perfect?the young blind girl and aging artist in 1960s Italy and the father and daughter in contemporary north-east England mourning the loss of her twin brother. Exquisite.
I'm sorry I waited so long to read it although Peter was a raunchy bugger and a little larger than life. Interesting both he and Italian artist characters were homage to real people.
An emotional read for me. Very clever construction weaving the stories of four lives in a subtle way - not easy, as you have to piece it together. For those who enjoy art and art history. Longlisted for Booker Prize 2009.
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