The Painter

A novel

    • 4.2 • 281 Ratings
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Publisher Description

NATIONAL BESTSELLER From the national bestselling author of The Dog Stars comes a "carefully composed story about one man’s downward turning life in the American West” (The Boston Globe).

After having shot a man in a Santa Fe bar, the famous artist Jim Stegner served his time and has since struggled to manage the dark impulses that sometimes overtake him. Now he lives a quiet life ... until the day that he comes across a hunting guide beating a small horse, and a brutal act of new violence rips his quiet life right open. Pursued by men dead set on retribution, Jim is left with no choice but to return to New Mexico and the high-profile life he left behind, where he’ll reckon with past deeds and the dark shadows in his own heart.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2014
May 6
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
384
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
7.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Anna_CS ,

This book is a gift

This story is powerful and fast. Never have I fished. I don't like them. I don't eat them. And yet, I was mesmerized by the beauty of those sequences.

I read this first for the story. Driven, sad, colorful. I reread it for the music embedded in this tale.

Note to Peter Heller: write faster!

A reader, Anna

Wasted Monday. ,

The Painter

The mere idea of painting a portrait of society, with a spotlight focused on the confusing grey between good and evil, where most reside, is intriguing. With stylistic writing, Heller has pulled it off. With a dash of cobalt where most would use cadmium. Where we see good, many see evil or where many see evil, someone sees good. Such is democracy in a heavily sin spiced world. Well done, especially if you like rare.

SPBerko ,

The Painter

Excellent, very well written and Heller keeps the tension through out.

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