Second Place: Signed Edition (Hardback)
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Second Place: Signed Edition (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 06/05/2021
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A woman in search of meaning in her life invites an artist to spend the summer at her coastal house in this stunning study of the redemptive and destructive powers of art, from the author of Outline, Transit and Kudos.

Signed Edition - a standard edition is available here.

Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2021.

A woman invites a famed artist to visit the remote coastal region where she lives, in the belief that his vision will penetrate the mystery of her life and landscape. Over the course of one hot summer, his provocative presence provides the frame for a study of female fate and male privilege, of the geometries of human relationships, and of the struggle to live morally between our internal and external worlds.

With its examination of the possibility that art can both save and destroy us, Second Place is deeply affirming of the human soul, while grappling with its darkest demons.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571370573
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm
Edition: Main

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“Exquisitely told.”

A young woman troubled with her marriage, comes across paintings by a young artist. They appeal to her as if, the artist knows exactly how she was feeling when he painted them.

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“Really extraordinary writing.”

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“A Wonder”

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