How to Paint a Dead Man

Author(s): Sarah J. E. Hall

Fiction - Contemporary

This is a Booker-longlisted novel of art, absence, loss and passion, from Britain's most exciting contemporary writer. Moving between Italy and England, the lives of four people intertwine across half a century: a dying painter considers the sacrifices and losses that have made him an enigma; a blind girl tries to make sense of a world she can no longer see; a landscape artist finds himself trapped in dangerous terrain, and a young woman embarks on a dangerous affair of darkness and sexual abandon.


Product Information

How to Paint a Dead Man by Sarah Hall, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2009.

Sarah Hall was born in Cumbria in 1974. She is the prize-winning author of five novels - Haweswater, The Electric Michelangelo, The Carhullan Army, How to Paint a Dead Man and The Wolf Border - as well as The Beautiful Indifference, a collection of short stories. The first story in the collection, 'Butchers Perfume', was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award, a prize she won in 2013 with 'Mrs Fox'.

General Fields

  • : 9780571315635
  • : Faber & Faber
  • : Faber & Faber
  • : March 2017
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : March 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : Main
  • : 304
  • : Sarah J. E. Hall