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The Resource Life drawing : a novel, Robin Black, (electronic resource)

Life drawing : a novel, Robin Black, (electronic resource)

Label
Life drawing : a novel
Title
Life drawing
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Robin Black
Creator
Contributor
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Life Drawing , her gorgeously written first novel, Robin Black unfolds a fierce, honest, and moving portrait of a marriage--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. Advance praise for Life Drawing "Life Drawing is a riveting story about the corrosive effects of betrayal, and a beautifully written meditation on the delicate balance of intimacy and isolation within a long marriage." --Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones "Life Drawing is a magnificent literary achievement with a combination of wisdom and velocity that distinguishes it from any other novel I have read, an intimate revelation of love's unlikely endurance and of art's role in reviving and redeeming the past, and a heart-stopping, jaw-dropping thriller. I deeply loved Owen and Gus, and I was pulling for them from the first page to the last." --Karen Russell, author of Vampires in the Lemon Grove "Life Drawing is a rare and exquisitely wrought portrait of two people equally devoted to their marriage and their art, a couple striving to make sense of a dilemma in which fidelity, honesty, kindness, and betrayal all make claims. The prose is admirably exacting, tender, wise, and elegant--and the story left this reader's heart aching." --David Wroblewski, author of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
B@L
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1962-
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Black, Robin
Dewey number
813/.6
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not applicable
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not applicable
LC call number
PS3602.L3252424
LC item number
L54 2014ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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not applicable
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Read by Cassandra Campbell
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  • Campbell, Cassandra
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  • Women painters
  • Male authors
  • Marriage
  • Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
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Label
Life drawing : a novel, Robin Black, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (I sound file (9 hr., 55 min., 53 sec.))
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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not applicable
Isbn
9780804191029
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
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digital.
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sound
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digital recording
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  • (OCoLC)882109000
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  • 1001786
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Label
Life drawing : a novel, Robin Black, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (I sound file (9 hr., 55 min., 53 sec.))
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780804191029
Isbn Type
(electronic audio bk.)
Other physical details
digital.
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ac612b24-8a56-4e8a-a2ee-6e5eae5a3cbc
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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unknown
System control number
  • (OCoLC)882109000
  • (OCoLC)ocn882109000
  • 1001786
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not applicable
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not applicable

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