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The Masterpiece - Enquist, Anna
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Enquist's impassioned novel revolves around the artist Johan Steenkamer, the women who are drawn to him, and his troubled family relationships: an absent father, a manipulative mother and an emotionally crippled brother. The three days leading up to the opening of his grand exhibition are depicted with a dramatic sense of light and shade; Enquist describes making jam and making love with equally vivid intensity. Present events are shadowed by the past, and the section describing the loss of Steenkamer's daughter is an ...

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The Masterpiece 2003, Toby Press, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781902881218

Revised edition

Trade paperback

The Masterpiece 2001, Toby Press, London, England

ISBN-13: 9781902881058

Hardcover