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Life Drawing

(2014)
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In Life Drawing, her gorgeously written first novel, Robin Black unfolds a fierce, honest, and moving portrait of a woman, and of a couple's life - the betrayals and intimacies, the needs and regrets, the secrets that sustain love and the ones that threaten to destroy it.

Augusta and Owen have moved to the country, and live a quiet, and rather solitary life, Gus as a painter, Owen as a writer. They have left behind the city, and its associations to a troubled past, devoting their days to each other and their art. But beneath the surface of this tranquil existence lies the heavy truth of Gus's past betrayal, an affair that ended, but that quietly haunts Owen, Gus, and their marriage.

When Alison Hemmings, a beautiful British divorcee, moves in next door, Gus, feeling lonely and isolated, finds herself drawn to Alison, and as their relationship deepens, the lives of the three neighbors become more and more tightly intertwined. With the arrival of Alison's daughter, Nora, the emotions among them grow so intense that even the slightest misstep has the potential to do irrevocable harm to them all.

With lyrical precision and taut, suspenseful storytelling, Black steadily draws us deeper into a world filled with joys and darkness, love and sorrows, a world that becomes as real as our own. Life Drawing is a novel as beautiful and unsparing as the human heart.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: Life Drawing: A Novel
Author(s): Robin Black
ISBN: 1-4000-6856-8 / 978-1-4000-6856-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: Life Drawing
Author(s): Robin Black
ISBN: 0-330-51176-9 / 978-0-330-51176-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

May 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Life Drawing
Author(s): Robin Black
ISBN: 0-330-51177-7 / 978-0-330-51177-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Life Drawing: A Novel
Author(s): Robin Black
ISBN: 0-8129-8067-0 / 978-0-8129-8067-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: Life Drawing
Author(s): Robin Black
ISBN: 1-4472-5207-1 / 978-1-4472-5207-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

July 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: Life Drawing: A Novel
Author(s): Robin Black
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

July 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Life Drawing: A Novel
Author(s): Robin Black
Publisher: Random House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

April 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Life Drawing
Author(s): Robin Black
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   



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