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This is a short and extremely powerful new novel from one of Holland’s greatest living writers. Reminiscent of Oscar Wilde’sThe Picture of Dorian Gray, this is a novel narrated by a canvas, an extraordinary eye-witness and participant in an extraordinary story. A young painter, loved for his fine and true-to-life portraits, receives a commission that is unlike any he’s had before: make a portrait of a dead boy. ‘You will save a life with it’ says the boy’s extremely rich father. He takes on the job. Who was the boy? Why is he dead? Why, when the painting is finished, does the father not come to collect it? And why is the painter actually making this painting?The Portrait is an extraordinarily thrilling novel about the desire to bring someone into the world. But also about love and death, betrayal and trust, truth and falsehood, lies and honesty. As he did in his previous novel (Nothing Wrong With Us) Otten once again shows that he can write an ingenious, contemporary, and extraordinarily gripping novel.
Number of Pages: 192
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Mystery + Crime
Publisher: Paul & Co Pub Consortium
Author: Willem Jan Otten
Street Date: October 1, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-0728
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