The Resource The painter : a novel, Peter Heller

The painter : a novel, Peter Heller

Label
The painter : a novel
Title
The painter
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Peter Heller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Peter Heller, the celebrated author of the breakout best-seller The Dog Stars, returns with an achingly beautiful, wildly suspenseful second novel about an artist trying to outrun his past. Years ago, a well-known expressionist painter named Jim Stegner shot a man in a bar. The man lived, Jim served his time, and he has learned to live with the dark impulses that sometimes overtake him. Jim enjoys a quiet life in the valleys of Colorado. He works with a lovely model, he doesn't drink, he goes fly fishing in the evenings. His paintings fetch excellent prices at a posh gallery in Santa Fe. He is--if he can admit it--almost happy. One day, driving down a dirt road, Jim sees a man beating a small horse. Jim leaps out of the truck, tackles the man, and bloodies his nose. The man is Dell, a cruel hunting outfitter notorious among locals. Jim cannot shake his rage over the little horse. The next night, under a full moon, telling himself he is just going night fishing, he returns to the creek where Dell has his camp and kills him. As Jim tries to come to terms with what he has done, he must evade the police, navigate his own conscience, and escape the members of Dell's clan set on revenge. And he paints the whole time; trying to make sense of his actions. Traveling from the rough adobe cottages and rivers of Colorado to the bright streets and galleries of Santa Fe, aching with grief and transcendent with beauty, The Painter is a story about art and love and violence, and using the remnants of hardship to create a rich life"--
Summary
Struggling with dark impulses after serving time for attempted murder, a successful artist gives in to his obsessions to kill an abusive troublemaker before fleeing authorities and the man's vengeful clan.
Storyline
Tone
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10301604
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Heller, Peter
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.E454
LC item number
P35 2014
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Artists
  • Abstract expressionism
  • Ex-convicts
  • Life change events
Target audience
adult
Label
The painter : a novel, Peter Heller
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1013433
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
361 pages
Isbn
9780385352093
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013045522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385352093
  • (OCoLC)856053443
Label
The painter : a novel, Peter Heller
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1013433
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
361 pages
Isbn
9780385352093
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013045522
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780385352093
  • (OCoLC)856053443

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