Notes from an Exhibition (Paperback)
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Notes from an Exhibition (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 07/01/2008
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From the author of A Perfectly Good Man, the bestselling story of an artist tormented by depression and the toll of creativity. When troubled artist Rachel Kelly dies she leaves behind an extraordinary body of work - but for her family there is a legacy of secrets and painful revelations. Rachel exerts a power that outlives her. To her children she is both curse and blessing, as they cope with the inheritance of her passions - and demons. Only their father's gift of stillness can withstand Rachel's destructive influence and the suspicion that they all came a poor second to her art. Piecing together the clues of her life - as artist, lover, mother, wife and patient - takes the reader from Cornwall to Canada across a span of forty years. What emerges is a tender story of enduring love, and a portrait of a family coping with the sometimes too dazzling brilliance of a genius.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007254668

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Thought provoking, beautiful prose that continues to resonate days after I finish the book, making me wonder about the family and the impact of the artist's sometimes harrowing experiences. Her paintings are... More

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30th January 2008
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While this book attempts to unravel the history and mystery of the difficult and talented main protagonist, it was impossible to care for any of the main characters who came across as selfish, self regarding and... More

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