Notes from an Exhibition

A Novel

A mentally ill artist dies, leaving behind an acclaimed body of work and a dark legacy.

By Patrick Gale Read by Joan Walker Family Life / Fiction / Literary / Relationships English, Unabridged 10h 53m Sell Sheet
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9 Audio CDs December 20, 2016 $59.99 $47.99 9781520048932 Add to Cart
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							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. 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 her family came 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.

“This book is complete perfection.” - Stephen Fry

“This stunning novel...poised and pitch-perfect throughout, is an engrossing portrait of a troubled and remarkable character. A fine writer at the top of his game.” - The Mail on Sunday

“A warm, well-written novel about creativity and the perils of living with the creative spirit.” - TheTimes Literary Supplement

“Few writers have grasped the twisted dynamics of family the way Gale has. There’s really no one he can’t inhabit, understand, and forgive.” - Armistead Maupin