How to Paint a Dead Man


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Harper Perennial
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5.28 X 8.0 X 0.76 inches | 0.52 pounds
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About the Author

Sarah Hall was born in Cumbria. She is the prizewinning author of six novels and three short story collections. She is a recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters E. M. Forster Award, Edge Hill Short Story Prize, among others, and the only person ever to win the BBC National Short Story Award twice.


"Sarah Hall is a huge talent. Her third novel, How To Paint A Dead Man, is a beautiful, powerful book of love, lust, death, passion, art, desperation and loss. She writes her characters brilliantly."--Bookseller (London), "Bookseller's Choice, June 2009"
"Daring...Along with contemporaries like Scarlett Thomas and Lydia Millet, Hall is staking new ground for women in the "novel of ideas" category. Full of haunting images and thought-provoking ideas, How to Paint a Dead Man will linger in the mind."--BookPage
"Her latest novel, even more than ever, reads as though it was an absolute thrill to write....a maddeningly enticing amazing feat of literary engineering."--The Independent on Sunday "New Review"
"Invigorating....her verbal depiction of fictional art never stales...This deeply sensual novel is what you rarely find - an intelligent page-turner which, perversely, you also want to read slowly to savour Hall's luscious way of looking at the world."--The Sunday Telegraph
"In this gorgeous still life of a book, Sarah Hall gives us four lives...each narrated in a different voice...Hall has a poet's gift, and this novel is best enjoyed as a prose poem whose blindingly beautiful insights gradually accrue...She has made visible to us...the ever-present shadow of eternity."--Washington Post Book World