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The Painter

(2014)
A novel by

 
 
Peter Heller, the celebrated author of the breakout best seller The Dog Stars, returns with an achingly beautiful, wildly suspenseful second novel about an artist trying to outrun his past.

Jim Stegner has seen his share of violence and loss. Years ago he shot a man in a bar. His marriage disintegrated. He grieved the one thing he loved. In the wake of tragedy, Jim, a well-known expressionist painter, abandoned the art scene of Santa Fe to start fresh in the valleys of rural Colorado. Now he spends his days painting and fly-fishing, trying to find a way to live with the dark impulses that sometimes overtake him. He works with a lovely model. His paintings fetch excellent prices. But one afternoon, on a dirt road, Jim comes across a man beating a small horse, and a brutal encounter rips his quiet life wide open. Fleeing Colorado, chased by men set on retribution, Jim returns to New Mexico, tormented by his own relentless conscience.

A stunning, savage novel of art and violence, love and grief, The Painter is the story of a man who longs to transcend the shadows in his heart, a man intent on using the losses he has suffered to create a meaningful life.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

June 2014 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Painter
Author(s): Peter Heller
ISBN: 1-62899-096-1 / 978-1-62899-096-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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May 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Painter: A novel
Author(s): Peter Heller
ISBN: 0-385-35209-3 / 978-0-385-35209-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

March 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Painter
Author(s): Peter Heller
ISBN: 0-8041-7015-0 / 978-0-8041-7015-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

May 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Painter: A novel
Author(s): Peter Heller
ISBN: 0-8041-9043-7 / 978-0-8041-9043-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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May 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Painter: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Heller
Publisher: Random House Audio
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May 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Painter: A Novel
Author(s): Peter Heller
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

May 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Painter: A novel
Author(s): Peter Heller
Publisher: Vintage
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