Miles Walker -- the self-proclaimed "best painter" of his generation -- longs for success without compromise. His roommate Thurston, a moody medievalist with a roomful of battle axes, tells him it's possible -- if he dies young. His other roommates, the chainsaw-wielding Maddie, and the "pre-conceptual" artist ZakDot seem only too willing to help. As if Miles doesn't have enough troubles, along comes Destiny Doppler, the enigmatically beautiful politician who hates art but likes Miles. Now, it seems, everyone is really out ...

Miles Walker 2001, St. Martin's Griffin, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312282745

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