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The Suicide of Claire Bishop

(2015)
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Greenwich Village, 1959. Claire Bishop sits for a portrait - a gift from her husband - only to discover that what the artist has actually depicted is Claire's suicide. Haunted by the painting, Claire is forced to redefine herself within a failing marriage and a family history of madness. Shifting ahead to 2004, we meet West, a young schizophrenic obsessed with a painting he encounters in a gallery: a mysterious image of a woman's suicide. Convinced it was painted by his ex-girlfriend, West constructs an elaborate delusion involving time travel, Hasidism, art theft, and the terrifying power of representation. When the two characters finally meet, delusions are shattered, and lives are forever changed.

    

"Daring, precise, and linguistically acrobatic, this novel brings a history of America alive, from the war protests in the sixties to turn-of-the21st-century art theft. A fearless portrayal of madness and its consequences...This is a new writer to savor, reminiscent of Nicole Krauss, Michael Chabon and Andrew Sean Greer." - Colum McCann


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September 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Suicide of Claire Bishop: A Novel
Author(s): Carmiel Banasky
ISBN: 1-938103-08-4 / 978-1-938103-08-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dzanc Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Suicide of Claire Bishop: A Novel
Author(s): Carmiel Banasky
ISBN: 1-941088-59-7 / 978-1-941088-59-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dzanc Books
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September 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Suicide of Claire Bishop
Author(s): Carmiel Banasky
ISBN: 1-5046-2316-9 / 978-1-5046-2316-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Suicide of Claire Bishop
Author(s): Carmiel Banasky
ISBN: 1-5046-2315-0 / 978-1-5046-2315-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Suicide of Claire Bishop: A Novel
Author(s): Carmiel Banasky
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Suicide of Claire Bishop: A Novel
Author(s): Carmiel Banasky
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


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August 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Suicide of Claire Bishop: A Novel
Author(s): Carmiel Banasky
Publisher: Dzanc Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA