Let Me Tell You About A Man I Knew
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|Format: ||Paperback, 272 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 31 May 2016|
No one knows the name of 'the painter' who comes to the asylum in St Remy in the south of France, but they see his wild, red hair and news of his savaged ear soon circulates in the village and comes to the notice of the wife of the asylum's doctor. She feels herself drawn to him and learns that his presence is disturbing - and not just to her either. But back she goes - again and again. Until she is banned, but still she makes her way over the wall, through the garden to talk to this apparently mad and passionate man. And the consequences of her indiscretion, of what van Gogh comes to mean to her, of what it will do to her marriage, her life once she has touched danger and passion will have far reaching effects - both surprisingly catastrophic and tender.
About the Author
Susan Fletcher was born in 1979 in Birmingham. She is the author of the bestselling Eve Green, winner of the Whitbread First Novel Award; Oystercatchers and Witch Light.
Fletcher has always attracted praise for the lyricism of her prose . . . here she finds a new restraint that not only intensifies the beauty of her language but feels truer and more profound * Guardian * This is a novel about the power of seeing and being seen, the transcendence of everyday beauty, commonplace joys. Fletcher unpeels with delicacy and insight the complex layers of the human heart * Guardian * An exquisitely written portrait of a marriage. I loved it * Woman & Home * Fletcher explores the concept of 'madness' with compassion, and her beautiful, sensuous writing makes you see [van Gogh's] paintings with a fresh eye * Saga * Seductive . . . [a] lushly written, powerfully charged novel that imagines a friendship between a middle-aged warden's wife and Vincent Van Gogh * Metro * A tender, passionate tale of reverie and redemption * Express * A touching and finely written novel * Sunday Times *
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