How to Paint a Dead Man
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About the Author
Sarah Hall was born in Cumbria in 1974. She is the prizewinning author of five novels and three short-story collections. She is a recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters E. M. Forster Award, the Edge Hill Short Story Prize, and the BBC National Short Story Award, among others.
"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 read...an 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