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The Suicide of Claire Bishop

The Suicide of Claire Bishop

(2015)
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"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


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 man with schizophrenia 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, in the present, delusions are shattered and lives are forever changed.

The Suicide of Claire Bishop is a dazzling debut, evocative of Michael Cunningham's The Hours (and Virginia Woolf's classic Mrs. Dalloway), as well as Donna Tartt's bestseller The Goldfinch. With high stakes that reach across American history, Carmiel Banasky effortlessly juggles balls of madness, art theft, and Time itself, holding the reader in a thrall of language and personal consequences. Daring, sexy, emotional, The Suicide of Claire Bishop heralds Banasky as an important new talent.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2015 : USA Hardback
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

November 2016 : USA Paperback
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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

September 2015 : USA Audio CD
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.
Availability: Amazon CA   

September 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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.
Availability: Amazon CA   

September 2015 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Suicide of Claire Bishop: A Novel
Author(s): Carmiel Banasky
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

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


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