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Unfinished Novel and Other Stories

ISBN-10: 1400095506

ISBN-13: 9781400095506

Edition: 2006

Authors: Valerie Martin

List price: $13.00
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In this vital and heartbreaking collection of stories, Valerie Martin, the bestselling author ofMary Reillyand the internationally acclaimedProperty, turns an unflinching eye upon artists—driven and blocked, desired and detested, infamous and sublime, as they struggle beneath the tyranny of Art to reconcile their audience with their muse. A painter who owes his small success to a man he despises, discovers that his passivity has cost him the love that might have set him free. A writer of modest talents encounters the old love who once betrayed him; now she repels him, yet the unfinished novel she leaves in his hands may surpass anything he could ever produce himself. An American poet in Rome finds herself forced to choose between her lover and a world so alien it takes her voice away. A print maker, who has reached a certain age, enters so deeply into the magical world of her imagination that she can never find her way back. In captivating, luminous prose, Martin explores the trials and rewards of human relationships and creative endeavor with all the ease and insight of a writer at the top of her form.
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Book details

List price: $13.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Valerie Martin is the author of six novels & two collections of short fiction, including "Italian Fever", "The Great Divorce", & "Mary Reilly". She lived in Italy for three years & now resides in upstate New York.

His blue period
The bower
Beethoven
The unfinished novel
The open door
The change