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After celebrated author Jasper Gwyn suddenly and publicly announces that he will never write another book, he embarks on a strange new career path as a "copyist," holding thirty-day sittings in a meticulously appointed room and producing, at the end, brief but profoundly rich portraits in prose. The surprising, beautiful, and even frightening results are received with rapture by their subjects-among them Gwyn's devoted assistant, Rebecca; a beautiful fabric importer; a landscape painter; Gwyn's own literary agent; two wealthy newlyweds; a tailor to the Queen; and a very dangerous nineteen-year-old.

Then Gwyn disappears, leaving behind only a short note to his assistant-and the portraits. As Rebecca studies his words, she realizes that the mystery is larger than the simple fact of Gwyn's whereabouts, and she begins to unravel a lifetime's worth of clues left by a man who saw so much but said so little, a man whose solitude masked a heart as hungry as hers.

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Hardback Editions

July 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mr. Gwyn
Author(s): Alessandro Baricco
ISBN: 1-938073-96-7 / 978-1-938073-96-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: McSweeney's
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Kindle Editions

July 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Mr. Gwyn
Author(s): Alessandro Baricco
Publisher: McSweeney's
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA